Sinisa Mihajlovic has hinted he could be tempted by a Premier League job when he leaves Bologna.
The former Milan head coach recovered from being diagnosed in 2019 with acute leukaemia and has returned to work in Serie A, with his ambitions not limited to Italian football.
Former Yugoslavia international Mihajlovic has a contract until 2023 with Bologna and is in no hurry to move on.
But he is open-minded and, as he prepared to turn 52 on Saturday, the Serbian signalled he was ready to see where fate takes him.
“I live as if I have to stay here 10 years and I work as if I have to leave tomorrow,” Mihajlovic said.
“It is not a problem of contracts. I’m fine in Bologna, sometimes I get angry about the results, but I’m fine.
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Quoted by Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: “I’d like to see what goals the club has. We have always agreed on everything, I think we will be agreed in the future too, but you never know.
“Do I like the Premier League? I am someone who wherever he goes I want to do my best. Of course, I would like to experience different cultures but I’m not forced to leave. I am used to achieving my dreams when I want.”
He added: “There are other things and I would have to live 150 years to accomplish them, and I thought I was dying at 51.”