Jose Mourinho says he is "too young" to consider retirement as he spoke for the first time since he was sacked by Manchester United.
Mourinho, who was appearing as a pundit for Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports on its coverage of the Asian Cup, says he still belongs at the top level.
The 55-year-old had not spoken to the media since his dismissal in December.
"I want to coach. I belong to top-level football and [that] is where I am going to be," Mourinho said.
"I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young."