Jose Mourinho, also known as The Special One, has accepted to work with FIFA to try and clean up the name of football’s greatest authority.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is working on rebuilding FIFA’s rep, as it has been tarnished with accusations of bribery and money laundering in the last few years.
The Special One backed Infantino in his run for FIFA presidency and has now agreed to work at the FIFA Congress in Mexico today. The 46-year-old Portuguese manager was included in Infantino’s squad of 200 Legends.
FIFA is aiming for some of football’s biggest names to travel the world holding charity events while having a say in FIFA’s decision making. Mourinho will reportedly manage a male and female FIFA Legend teams.
The squad will include great names such as Marcel Desailly, Fabio Cannavaro, Dwight Yorke, Clarence Seedorf, Samuel Eto’o and Luis Figo.
The squad’s first appearance will be today at Estadio Azteca in Mexico and they will play against Mexico All Stars. Mourinho’s new job could have not come at a better time as the Portuguese is not sure what his next career move will be.
Reports indicate The Special One informed Manchester United he will not be waiting until 2017 to become their manager.
The Red Devils are considering keeping coach Louis van Gaal for next season if he wins the FA Cup and lands them a top four finish in the league table. Mourinho is very keen on managing Man U, but the talks will continue until the off season.