There is never a time when Jose Mourinho isn’t big news and his name is currently dominating the headlines after it was officially agreed that he will part company with Real Madrid at the end of the season as we all expected, but he could be set for his most sensational move ever as his name is increasingly linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.
Of course Chelsea aren’t the only club that may have an interest in the two time Champions League winner as Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the Portuguese manager as have Manchester City. PSG’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he won’t make a move for Mourinho in the summer as he’s happy with Carlo Ancelotti, but that could all change if Real Madrid decide they want the Italian.
As for the Citizens, the ex-Barcelona directors weren’t keen on offering Jose a position whilst they were at the Catalan club and there’s possibly too much history there for that to work, it could also end any chance of Mourinho succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United if he ever wanted it.
I don’t know where the Special One will go but I’m sure that United is the only other club apart from Chelsea that he’d like to manage despite his constant denial as he’s good friends with the man currently in charge at Old Trafford, but I don’t see Ferguson going anywhere for the moment.
Could it be possible that Chelsea go full circle and rebuild for the next era under Mourinho as Duncan Castles suggests in Sports Illustrated? Only time will tell, but he’s not Chelsea’s only option as it’s rumoured that Guus Hiddink may be leaving Russia at the end of the season. I for one would be delighted to see someone like Hiddink back as either manager or techincal director as he’s my personal favourite of Roman Abramovich’s managers. I would also be happy with the pragmatic genius that is Mourinho, especially as he’s a man that defends the club and his players to the hilt, but there only concern over him is his longevity.