We are sure like us here at Soccer Transfers you are fed up with the constant speculation as to when Jose Mourinho will take over at Manchester United. Some reports suggest current manager Louis van Gaal will be fired when it is no longer mathematically possible for the club to qualify for the Champions League, as was the case with David Moyes, while others say he will be given £80 million to spend on new players this summer.
This has us wondering if perhaps the hierarchy at the club are perhaps not having second thoughts about bringing such a controversial figure as Mourinho in to head their global brand, which being the case they may be better sticking with LVG for another season, letting the 64-year-old Dutchman see out his contract and retire to the Algarve as planned.
Mourinho of course would be rightly annoyed if that were the case, but judging on what the 53-year-old Portuguese manager said in Lisbon on Friday he may already know where he will be next season and it does not sound like Manchester United if you read between the lines.
“It’s a matter of thinking, to come to a good decision and finalising it. In the summer everyone will know what my next club will be.
“I’ll take my ideas to where they are wanted. I want to be at a place where I’m wanted. I want to work at a club with responsibility, in a hard league and where there are no easy objectives. That doesn’t leave many options.”
This may of course be a coincidence, but it comes after remarks made by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who made it clear that Mourinho was always welcome at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This news also comes on the heel of reports that suggest Cristiano Ronaldo may be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain for at least a season, before heading off to play in the MLS as many a star in their mid-thirty’s now seem to be doing.
With Ronaldo gone from the dressing room, Mourinho is also more likely to return to the Spanish capital not worried that he will have to compete with the Portuguese winger when it comes to dealing with Perez and his vision of how the club should be run.
Currently Zinedine Zidane is in charge of Real Madrid, and while he will always be a part of the club, he may just not be ready for the role of manager just yet and might be quite happy to return to taking charge of the clubs B team in order for Mourinho to return.
When it comes to players and money available it is hard to say no to a club like Madrid, and with most of Mourinho’s obstacles now out of the way we would not be surprised if the former Chelsea boss was in charge of Real Madrid next season and not Manchester United.