Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was reduced to tears as he revealed how much he misses football - while Cesc Fabregas has called for his management return.
Mourinho, 56, has been out of work since December 2018 when he was sacked as United boss and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And it's become increasingly apparent that the iconic manager, who is often described as one of the most influential managers of the modern era - is missing being in the dugout.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, Mourinho was quoted as saying: "I was just enjoying. The moment I went to professional football was when I had the click.
"Now, it's serious, it's serious stuff and it has been serious stuff until now. Non stop. And now I stop, and instead of enjoy it, I can't really enjoy it. I miss it."
Since leaving the Red Devils, Mourinho has entered the field of punditry and was snapped up by Sky Sports for their coverage this season, starting off with the United-Chelsea clash last week where Red Devils fans sang his name.
His eight month absence is his biggest break from the game since the gap between leaving Chelsea in September 2007 and joining Inter Milan in June 2008.
He joined Real Madrid from Inter and then Chelsea from Real Madrid before five months off ahead of taking the Old Trafford job in May 2016.
In the interview with Sky Sports, Mourinho admitted he was keen to get back involved in the game but only with the right club after rejecting big-money offers from China.
"This is basically the first time I have time to think, the first time I am in (home town) Setubal at the end of July or beginning of August in more than 20 years," Mourinho said.
"I have some time to think, to rethink, to analyse and what I feel is exactly that 'Ze' is full of fire! My friends tell me 'enjoy your time, enjoy your July, enjoy your August, enjoy what you never had'.
"Honestly, I can't enjoy. I am not happy enough to enjoy. I miss my football, I have the fire, I have a compromise with myself, with people that love me, with so many fans that I have around the world, so many people that I inspired."