The Portuguese is currently unemployed after facing the sack at Manchester United.
Having won almost everything that the sport has to offer, it seems that Jose Mourinho has hit the twilight of his powers especially considering how disastrously his last two tenures ended.
The Portuguese manager has remained unemployed as a coach ever since he was sacked by Manchester United in December and having been replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
While Mourinho has always had a frenzied relationship with the media, the failure to deliver the goods at Chelsea and United saw it being transformed to toxic levels where he often had dressing rooms’ with the cold wars and sometimes even the management and was often controversial with his views and opinions in press conferences as well. Under Mourinho, United’s style of play also came into attack by various experts and professionals who accused the 56-year-old of betraying th club’s principles.
However, all things considered, Jose Mourinho still has plenty of interest from various sides all over Europe. He was also in contention for returning to Real Madrid to stabilise the ship before Zinedine Zidane was officially announced.
Premier League outfit Everton have reportedly emerged as forerunners in the Jose interest. Billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri has huge plans for the club beset with lofty goals and he is willing to hand the chequebook to Mourinho to consolidate Everton among the top six. Everton also have plans for a new stadium and landing Mourinho as the man to lead them from mid-table to the top half of the Premier League would be a statement of intent.
There are plenty of French clubs who also have recruiting Jose Mourinho on their agendas. For a while, there were ripe reports that Paris Saint Germain was interested in his services. However, that affection for Mourinho has dwindled recently especially after current manager Thomas Tuchel was renewed for another year.
Reliable French newspaper L’Equipe also claims that Mourinho also has his eyes set on Lyon and Monaco, and might be pit against PSG as rivals in the domestic league next season.
AS Monaco has had a tumultuous campaign in which they sacked Leonardo Jardim, sacked and replaced him with club legend Thierry Henry, sacked him and replaced him by reinstating Jardim. They sit just atop the relegation zone and need a clear plan going forward.
Lyon, on the other hand, sit 24 points behind PSG and are second on the table They recently crashed out of the Champions League after getting hammered by Barcelona away at the Camp Nou. Current manager Bruno Genesio, whose contract expires this year has expressed that it would be an honour being succeeded by Mourinho.
“We can only respect Mourinho,” he told reporters.
He further added, “He’s a coach who has won everywhere he’s been. He is maybe not the one I identify with personality wise, but I respect him a lot regarding his records and achievements in football. He’s won everything. Everywhere he’s been he’s won a trophy. He’s won Champions Leagues. Obviously, he’s a great coach, so, if he succeeds me it would be an honour.”