Jose Mourinho still wants Man United job, claims former Liverpool striker
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes Jose Mourinho is still holding out for Manchester United job
Jose Mourinho is still holding out for the Manchester United job in the future, according to Stan Collymore.
The Blues manager has just guided Chelsea to their fourth Premier League title – and third under the 51-year-old Portuguese coach.
He will leave Chelsea in three years, move somewhere he has never been before such as Germany and then end up as Manchester United manager, which will be his crowning glory.
Mourinho has a year remaining on his current Blues contract, with the west London side expected to tie their manager down to a longer deal in the coming months.
However, former Liverpool striker Collymore believes Mourinho is still planning to manage the 20-time English champions in the future.
“I think Jose Mourinho is about to break the mould of his usual two- or three-year cycle with a club and sign a five-year contract with Chelsea, with a new deal suggested by BBC Sport,” Collymore wrote on Bleacher Report.
“I do believe—in two moves’ time—he will manage Manchester United because he really wants to, as previously noted in 2009 and 2013. But he has to prove to the United board he is not a chequebook manager, he wants to bring through youth players and he has an exciting style of play.
Collymore continued: “Lo and behold, he is at Chelsea at a time when they have Patrick Bamford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek coming through the youth ranks, and he can blood them into his team.
“A year down the line, we will be saying Mourinho has gone from chequebook manager to bringing through the next generation.
“He will leave Chelsea in three years, move somewhere he has never been before such as Germany and then end up as Manchester United manager, which will be his crowning glory.
“This new deal coming up for Mourinho will be the moment when he goes from buying quality to bringing through the kids. That now has to be part of his legacy.
“Mourinho will be at Chelsea for the longer term, which for him is five years, and he has already been there for two.”
Chelsea won their third top-flight crown under Mourinho after a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.
The Blues have won two trophies this season after Mourinho’s men were 2-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final at Wembley.
The newly-crowned Premier League champions face bitter rivals Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in their next game on Sunday afternoon.