Football: Ibrahamovic praises Mourinho but refuses to name next club

Zlatan Ibrahimovic attends a presser following a training session with Sweden's national football team at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 26, 2016.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic attends a presser following a training session with Sweden's national football team at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 26, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

SOLNA, Sweden (AFP) - Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday he has chosen his next club but would not give away the name even though he praised Jose Mourinho who is on the verge of becoming Manchester United's coach.

"Yes I have made my choice," said Ibrahimovic told a press conference at a training camp near Stockholm for the Swedish national team ahead of Euro 2016.

He said he had decided "long ago". But the 34-year-old dodged all questions about whether that team was Manchester United.

Ibrahimovic, who has left Paris Saint-Germain, has been strongly linked to a move to the English Premier League.

"There are concrete offers from England, Italy... all countries. There are even some from outside Europe," said the goalscorer. "There are many, many alternatives."

But when asked whether he was tempted to work again with Mourinho, Ibrahimovic said only that they had worked well together at Inter Milan, where Ibrahimovic played from 2006 to 2009.

"I think it's a great move," he said of Manchester United's decision to hire Mourinho.

"You want action, you bring Mourinho. I believe he's the man to bring them back to top. Wherever he went he won."