Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf thinks Jose Mourinho has “done his time” in management and that if he does want to make a comeback then he “has to change”.
Manchester United sacked Mourinho in December after a run of poor results and performances, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking over initially on a caretaker basis, before getting the role permanently.
Mourinho remains out of work since losing his job but admitted recently that he would like to be back with a club by the start of pre-season.
He is currently enjoying his time away from the media spotlight and added that it is unlikely he will take an international job ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
However, Leboeuf thinks that Mourinho may struggle to get back into a job that matches his ambition and stature.
“I think Mourinho has done his time,” Leboeuf told ESPN.
“I was very fond of him when he came to Chelsea the first time after what he had done with Porto
“But I think he lost something, I remember all the players would say ‘we love him’.
“I remember at Inter [Marco] Materazzi crying and everything.
“I think he has lost that, to the point where even the players who played at Manchester begun to hate him.
“I think he has to think about his life and if he wants to go back to a big club, maybe PSG, but he has to change stuff.”