The former Blues boss told the News of the World: "I think he loves football, I think he loves Chelsea. After all it is his club.
"You never know...I don't know his life, I don't know his mind but my feeling is that he wants to be in football. I don't think he is losing patience or interest.
"The truth is our relationship broke down not because of one detail or because of something that happened at a certain moment, it broke down over a period of time."