Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea only yesterday, and the Portuguese manager has already been linked with a move back to the Premier League. The Sun journalist Rob Beasley claims that Jose Mourinho would love to get an opportunity to manage Man Utd next season.
Beasley has interviewed the ex-Real Madrid manager on numerous occasions and claims that the information comes from one of Mourinho’s confidantes.
Chelsea parted company with the 52-year-old after he failed to improve the results of the club in the Premier League. The Blues have already suffered nine defeats in Premier League this season and are placed in 16th position in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, United’s manager Louis Van Gaal is facing his own problems at Old Trafford. The majority of fans seem to have turned their back on the Dutch tactician because of his boring style of possession-based football. Following the exit of United from Champions League’s group stage, pressure has intensified on the Dutch manager.
Mourinho might see this as a perfect opportunity to land the job at Old Trafford after failing to grab it 2013 following the resignation of Sir Alex Ferguson. The Portuguese reportedly cried when David Moyes was hired to replace Sir Alex at Old Trafford.
“He’d love to manage United,” Beasley told BBC Radio 5 live. “The two clubs he always talked about were Liverpool, but that’s gone now. He would have loved to have gone up there and reawakened Merseyside and won the league with them. The other was Manchester United.
“He thought – and Fergie thought – he was getting the job when Fergie was leaving, they had spoken about it. It seemed Fergie was setting Jose up to take over. But he ended up back at Chelsea. Manchester United, he would love it. Imagine Jose Mourinho walking out in front of the Stretford End and giving them the pump fists. ‘What can we do? You’re the 12th man.’ The fans would go mental!”
Meanwhile, some reports have also linked Mourinho with jobs at Real Madrid, PSG and England national team.