Jose Mourinho is reportedly waiting for an offer from Manchester United before he takes a decision on all other approaches. The Portuguese is currently unemployed after being sacked by Chelsea following a below-par season. His past record, though, makes him a catch for any club and he would definitely be not short of any suitors. Reportedly, the self-anointed has offers from France (AS Monaco), Italy (Roma) and could also be lured by Real Madrid – his old employers. But, it is a well-known secret that Mourinho will be swayed by the Manchester United role if offered to him.
Mourinho is no stranger to expecting United role. When Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, it was widely expected that Mourinho would be offered the role. But, it was David Moyes who landed the job and subsequently Mourinho came back to Chelsea after leaving Real Madrid. Even when Moyes was sacked and United was looking for alternatives, there was a glimmer of hope in Mourinho camp that he could be looked upon as a choice. But, in the end, the role went to his old mentor Louis van Gaal.
It is not that United is the only role that would be offered to Mourinho. There is concrete interest from Real Madrid on his availability right after he was sacked by Chelsea. Currently, their manager Rafael Benitez is under pressure to improve results and endear to the fans. Mourinho knows the volatile Madrid management really well but could be swayed by an opening at the Spanish capital. However, all this can wait if there is a vacancy in England.
It is no secret that Mourinho will jump at the first sight of United job. The Red Devils manager Van Gaal is under severe pressure to hold his own at the club and is increasingly looking like one bad performance away from sack. Mourinho’s camp has already set tongues wagging by proclaiming that he is ready to work and would start immediately for the right job. Will that be Madrid or United? In case he would be interested, there would be many national associations willing to make Mourinho their manager – not least England FA. But, his working style makes him more suited to day-to-day working of club football.
For the first time in his career, Mourinho is in a flux state. Till now, whenever he left a club, he had other offers in hand and always knew where to go. This is new territory for Mourinho and is waiting to give himself more time before taking the decision. United job definitely intrigues him and there is no doubt that the Chosen One is waiting to be chosen for the one job he has been craving for a long time.