Mourinho wants the experience of living a World Cup

Jose Mourinho has expressed his desire to one day manage a national team to experience a World Cup "from the inside".

The 54-year-old former Benfica, Uniao de Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale and Real Madrid manager has already revealed that he doesn't see himself ending his career with Manchester United.

Having won everything there is to win in club football, it was felt that Mourinho may eventually coach his native Portugal. And he would be no short of suitors if he were to go into international football, with England having reportedly previously sounded out the Portuguese boss.

And now in an exclusive interview with Soccer AM's Tubes, Mourinho has spoken candidly about the allure of international management.

He said: "There will be a moment in my career where I would prefer that nature of job, being more analytical and preparing a team inside doors but competes less.

"The experience of living a World Cup or European Championship from the inside is an experience I want to have after so many years I've had in football."

He added: "For everyone, the Champions League is the 'El Dorado', it is something that normally means more than championships.

"But I agree when people say that Championships are the ones that make you feel that the season was really great.

"It's a 10-month competition, it's a marathon of matches where you have to deal with all the good and the bad things of such a long run.

"I have won all four championships in which I've been involved and that's reason to be proud."