Mauricio Pochettino said he is not closing any doors when it comes to his next job in management.
The Argentine was United's initial choice to take over at Old Trafford after Mourinho's dismissal in 2018 but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured the job on a permanent basis.
Speaking on Sky Sports, the 48-year-old said he is ready to return to football with a project that feels right but admitted he is unsure if that would be in the Premier League.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I’m not going to close any doors. I got told when I was very, very young that football was going to dictate my way. Football is going to make the decision.
“I’m waiting to feel what is the right project for us.
“We are living in a crisis. Football is part of my life, but my energy is full and I love to be involved in the game, but at the same time I need to understand that I need to wait for the right project.”
After departing Spurs almost a year ago, Pochettino says he is re-energised and keen to return to management once more.
He said: “I always feel ready to be again involved in the game.
“Football is my passion, it’s not stress when you are working, it’s not a stress to go into the training ground, it’s not a stress to prepare for the game, it’s not a stress to compete.
When asked if he had learned anything from the poor run of form that led to his dismissal at Spurs, Pochettino said it was a case of needing to evolve and build a better platform for players to succeed.
The Red Devils' momentum was halted in disappointing fashion as they were beaten by Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.
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