Mourinho has left Stamford Bridge by mutual consent, with Chelsea confirming the decision in the early hours of Thursday morning.
There has already been speculation as to his next post, with the role of Portugal national team coach chalked up as the favourite.
According to a family friend, Mourinho has confirmed he is heading back to his homeland for a role with his country's football federation.
Mourinho will reportedly assume a job within the national set-up, with the view to eventually becoming coach of the Portugal team.
The source also claims that Mourinho told the Chelsea players at the club's training ground on Thursday morning that he would be working with the national side within the next 48 hours.