Jose Mourinho breaks the silence about a possible move to Manchester United. The Portuguese man remained coy over his future. He had the following to say whilst speaking in Mexico City, where he is in charge of coaching a FIFA Legends team against a Mexican All-stars line-up he said: “I don’t know. I know nothing about it really. I don’t have a club.”
It seems that could change soon. The Red Devils have failed to gain control over their Champions league future. They lost in the later stages of their game to Winston Reid’s goal to end the game 3-2. This now means their only hope of gaining Champions League football is if their rivals lose to Swansea City and of course they do their part and beat Bournemouth.
The odds are truly against them yet this is football and anything can happen. For those United fans in favor of Mourinho then this is the one time they need to make sure City win.
The United Board reportedly were willing to give Louis Van Gaal an opportunity to meet his contract provided that they qualify for Champions league and win the FA Cup. The Dutch man had a single year remaining.
It now appears that even success in the FA Cup will not be considered enough to keep the Dutch man at Old Trafford. As usual Van Gaal remains positive that his side can still qualify.
Mourinho could not watch the game as he was flying to Mexico to be with the legends team. He could only know of the result once checked into his hotel room. Signs which probably made him happy as his appointment could now be imminent.
He smiled enigmatically when asked if it would affect his future, saying: ‘There is plenty of time’ with regards to getting a new club. The 53-year-old manager would have now been unemployed for five months. That won’t worry him much as he still gets his £250,000 weekly wage from Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho is adamant that he will return to football in July but claims he is unaware of the chances of joining Manchester United.
“In July, I will be back,” he said. “So we are in May. May to July is nothing. I keep enjoying my life which I’m doing, keep enjoying my family. But in July I am back.”
This ought to be an interesting season as many of the top sides have rebuilding jobs to do whilst the mid-table teams get stronger and richer with TV deals in place. What a season it’s going to be. Only question is will Mourinho join his elite manager counterparts?