Jose Mourinho has vowed to be back in management for the start of the 2019/20 season.
The Portuguese boss has not worked since being sacked by United in December for the poor run of the club.
Mourinho told French radio station RMC: ‘I have a lot of qualities and one of them is to respect other clubs and their management. I have never spoken like “this club wanted me, they contacted me.”
‘When I left Manchester United in December, I immediately took the decision I want to work from summer. I hope to be back to work in July in a project I really like.’
When asked to comment on Manchester United following the manner of his departure, he said: ‘It’s difficult for me to talk about Manchester. I can’t talk about them in the same joy and freedom as I talk about other clubs.’
Mourinho has most recently been linked with Juventus, after it was announced on Friday that Maximiliano Allegri will be leaving the club.