Jose Mourinho would like to manage at international level as hopes of finding a new club before the start of next season fade.
The Portuguese has been assessing his options, having previously outlined his intent to find a club by the end of June.
But he is now intrigued by the possibility of his next job taking him to a World Cup or European Championship.
"I want to compete in new competitions," the 56-year-old told Eleven Sports. "I think about the World Cup and the European Championships.
"For a long time I have had the desire to try out such an adventure. Right now, I see myself more at a national team than with a new club. Is Portugal the right team for me? Not necessarily.
Mourinho has been working as a pundit for beIN SPORTS, and featured alongside Arsene Wenger for the Champions League final.
The 56-year-old appears to have shifted his philosophy somewhat to, outlining his ambition to be happy, rather than striving to just win, with a long-term project "to create conditions to win" also appealing to him.
"Winning a fifth championship in a different country or the Champions League with a third club are things I'd like to do," he added.
"I wouldn't do it just for that. I only go where a project convinces me."