No sabbatical for Mourinho

The representatives of former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho have revealed that the Portuguese tactician is not planning on taking a break from football.

The 52-year-old parted ways with the London club by 'mutual consent' on Thursday, with the Blues languishing down in 16th place with a tally of just 15 points from their opening 15 fixtures.

However, Mourinho is already on the lookout for a new club, with his representatives suggesting that he does not wish to take a sabbatical.

"He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn't tired, he doesn't need it," read a statement from the agency which represents Mourinho.

"He is very positive and is already looking forward."

The statement continued: "Jose Mourinho is pleased that he returned to Chelsea because he was able to give the fans another Premier League title, which they had not won for many years.

"He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea, and thanks the fans for all their support throughout his two spells at the club.

"During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club, but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave."