Middlesbrough coach Aitor Karanka has revealed that Jose Mourinho will soon be back in the dugout and went on to suggest the Portuguese tactician will be managing a club next season.
He was shown the exit door at Chelsea last December after the Premier League champions went through a poor run of results in the England's top flight club competition. Since his sacking at the west London club, the former Real Madrid manager is without a job.
Louis van Gaal is under pressure at Manchester United and Mourinho is the favourite candidate to replace his friend at Old Trafford. Inter Milan director Bedy Moratti confirmed the sacked Chelsea manager is joining the 20-time English champions.
Karanka, who was the ex-Inter boss' assistant during his time at the Spanish capital club claims he has not held talks with Mourinho regarding his future, but admitted his concern of not seeing him on the touchline.
"I can be concerned with a coach who has been sacked one or two months ago and he doesn't have a team now and he isn't going to have a team," Karanka explained, as reported by Sky Sports.
"But Jose, I don't think he has problems to take a team next season. When I speak with him, I don't speak anything about his future because I know he is going to be working because he is the best."
Inter's director was not the only one to confirm Mourinho's move to United. Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp confirmed the Portuguese manager's move to Old Trafford is a "done deal."