Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s future destination is no longer a mystery if recent reports are to be believed. The Portuguese’s future has been the subject of speculation since his sacking by Chelsea last month. He has been strongly linked with a move to replace Louis Van Gaal at Man Utd, but it seems like he will be going back to his former club Real Madrid.
Former Liverpool star and BT Sport pundit Jason McAteer has claimed that former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has confided in him that Mourinho is 100% coming back to Santiago Bernabeu.
‘I was with [former Real Madrid president Ramon] Calderon and he said 100% that Mourinho is going back to Madrid. 100%,’ said McAteer.
Current Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has come under intense scrutiny since his appointment in the summer. It’s reported that various Real stars such as Ronaldo, Isco etc, are not happy with the Spaniard and want him out from the club.
The Portuguese manager won one La Liga title and one Copa del Rey title during his three year stint with the Spanish giants. This development will also come as disappointment to some Man Utd fans who have been calling for the appointment of Mourinho in place of Louis Van Gaal.
The Dutchman might have secured some more time at Old Trafford, after the Red Devils managed to break their winless streak with a 2-1 win against Swansea at Old Trafford yesterday.
Meanwhile former Liverpool and Man Utd striker Michael Owen has claimed that Jose Mourinho could very well be next Man Utd manager.
“They’re quite similar teams,” Owen told BT Sport. “They’re built on a DNA of attractive football. He’s got a big chance of going to Manchester United. It’s going to be Giggs or Mourinho next.”