Rivaldo explained to Betfair that a move to Brazil now made sense for the Portuguese boss:
“Mourinho was sacked from Tottenham on Monday despite having the chance to claim the EFL Cup on Sunday, and I think the Spurs board preferred to take immediate action on the back of the club not showing relevant improvement going into the end of the season.
“I’m his friend and consider Jose Mourinho a great person and a fantastic manager with nothing to prove, so, his phone should start ringing soon with new offers and I even heard about a potential move to a Brazilian club.
“This could be the perfect opportunity for a Brazilian club to try to make that huge signing.
“It would be a nice experience for Mourinho after so many years in Europe to try to impose his mastery on South America.”