Mourinho insists he will never lose his identity, and is always looking ahead.
Jose Mourinho says he will not be changing his "identity" as a coach.
Nothing will change about the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss when he eventually returns to football.
The Portuguese was relieved of his duties at Old Trafford back in December and he has since rejected moves to clubs he doesn't count as elite sides in one of Europe's top-five leagues.
"You cannot lose your identity, you are who you are and honestly I am so happy with who I am," Mourinho told Sky Sports.
"But there is a new period ahead of me, there is a new challenge, I think many challenges [are] ahead of me and honestly I look to that with more enthusiasm than looking back at what I did before.
"What I did, I did because I am so motivated. It is difficult to be, for the first time, without my football."
Mourinho confirmed there will be a few changes to his coaching staff as he reckons it's the right time to do so in relation to the knowledge of the game.
"I analyse different sports, I meet my future staff, because my future staff is going to be different to my previous staff because I thought it was the moment for a few changes," he said.
"Nothing personal, of course not, but in relation to the knowledge, to the motivation, I think it's a good moment to do that.
"I meet them, we speak, we analyse, we try to produce documentation to be the base for the next work, so we are always thinking."