And the sacked Manchester United boss hinted he already has his next one lined up.
Mourinho said: “I refused already three options because I didn’t feel it is what I want. I am going to be calm.
"The more time I have, the better I prepare. I prepared myself from February to June (in 2008) for the Inter Milan job.
"In four months I learned the language, I studied the club, opponents and league. The time I am without a job I feel prepare myself for the next.
"But that must be something that makes me really happy with the challenge."
Fellow pundits for beIN Sports then hinted that Mourinho could be on his way to Germany.
Andy Gray asked Mourinho: "How are the language lessons going?"
Laughter filled the studio before Richard Keys said "sehr gut" – German for "very good" – and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink repeated the phrase.
The Portuguese, 55, also hit back at Gary Neville after the United legend said this week that "no one should ever be allowed to enter Manchester United ever again to shape their own philosophy."
And in a response that also included a swipe at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, Mourinho added: "He doesn’t know my philosophy.
"You are in that direction of a lie told 1,000 times becomes truth – and it’s not true.
"For some reason I don’t belong to the football tribe. I don’t lose time creating a position of privilege, I have the prestige that I have only because of my work and my results. Nobody gave me nothing.
"I would love to go to a club and to be in conditions to do what Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have done.
"How many Liverpool players that played against Crystal Palace were there when Jurgen arrived? Pep sold four-back and replaced them in the same summer.
"Jurgen is in the club and wins absolutely nothing for three years and still has the trust and confidence to try and keep going and this season they have a big chance to do it – but it will be a first trophy.
"In my next job I will not be starting a conversation without knowing exactly what they want and have to give in terms of structure and what the objectives are."
Mourinho also reckons Arsenal boss Unai Emery must handle Mesut Ozil like a Goldilocks case.
He reckons being too tough on Ozil doesn’t work and that if managers are too soft then that approach will fail too.
Ozil and Mourinho won La Liga together in 2012 – but Unai Emery left his £350,000-a-week star on the bench for Arsenal’s win over Chelsea.
Mourinho explained: "I just feel Ozil is a player that needs both sides of it.
"If you are just sweet with him you lose his natural aggression because he’s not naturally very strong, physical in terms of aggression.
"If you are too strong with him and forget that he needs a little bit of care and love, you don’t find the right balance.
"So I don’t know if there is a physical problem or a confrontation of ideas with Unai. With me Ozil played magnificently well, maybe not with Unai.
"I don’t know what’s going on, whether he has physical problems or not. He signed a contract and decided to stay so that is not an issue."
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