Former Chelsea defender, Frank Lebouef has claimed Jose Mourinho still has one major ambition to fulfil in his coaching career.
Mourinho was asked by Roma on Tuesday following a poor run of results.
The 60-year-old led the Serie A club to the Europa League final last season, after winning the Europa Conference League the campaign before.
Lebouef told ESPN FC: “I remember interviewing Mr Mourinho when he was at Madrid or Chelsea when he came over to Los Angeles.
“He admitted that the last thing he would love to do in his coaching career would be to get the Portuguese national team job. I think that’s going to be his goal.
“It’s tricky right now with Roberto but I really think he can be patient and see how it goes during the Euros and then maybe jump into the seat if he has the chance to.”
Mourinho is now on the lookout for his next job and Lebouef says the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss wants to coach his native Portugal.