Man United? Bayern Munich? Three possible clubs for Jose Mourinho
Iqbal Johal takes a look at three possible destinations for Jose Mourinho following his sacking as Chelsea manager
The most likely club for Jose Mourinho to next take charge of is Manchester United – whether in the coming weeks or at the end of the season. The Portuguese was favourite to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 but opted for a move back home to Stamford Bridge. However, fast forward two years and this could be the perfect match for both parties. Louis van Gaal is increasingly under pressure at Old Trafford with fans seemingly unhappy with his style of football. After being dumped out of the Champions League and a title bid faltering, the United hierarchy could very possibly jump at the chance of having Mourinho as boss while they can. With three Premier League crowns on his CV, another title for both his and United’s trophy cabinet could materialise if he ends up in Manchester.
With Pep Guardiola heavily linked to Chelsea, Mourinho would surely be the only option to replace the Spaniard. A league title in Germany would go nicely with titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. With a possible opening at one of the world’s best clubs, it is a chance Mourinho simply couldn’t turn down. Bayern are on course for another successful season currently five points clear of Dortmund in the league and very much in the hunt for a Champions League crown, with a tie against Juventus awaiting them. Guardiola has failed to deliver European success at the German giants with two semi-final defeats, but perhaps Mourinho is the man to help lift the trophy for the first time since 2013.
With PSG still waiting to announce themselves on the European stage, appointing one of the world’s premier managers would go a long way to fulfilling those ambitions. The club look set for a fourth straight league title – currently 17 points clear in France – but it is in the Champions League the owners are desperate to win. With three successive quarter-finals knockouts, PSG are not a million miles away but lack a world-class manager such as Mourinho. An interesting sub-plot would be Mourinho coming up against Chelsea in the last 16, a tie the Portuguese would have to be favourite in. With the never-ending pot of money and world-class players at their disposal, PSG are a very attractive proposition and one Mourinho just might not be able to turn down.