Manchester United rumour: Jose Mourinho open to Old Trafford comeback over ‘unfinished business’

Jose Mourinho is regarded as one of Europe’s most elite managers, boasting a portfolio that includes managing some of the biggest clubs across Europe. He has experience in a range of leagues, from the Portuguese league, Premier League, and La Liga to Serie A. 

Presently, Mourinho is out of work after parting ways with AS Roma, where he was relieved of his head coach role. Now, the question arises, where will the Portuguese manager land his next job? Recent rumors suggest that he is fancying a shocking return to the Old Trafford. 

Jose Mourinho reportedly open to Manchester United return

Jose Mourinho, famously known as the ‘Special One,’ is searching for a new club after departing from the Serie A side in January. During his tenure, he guided the team to its historic European title, winning the UEFA Conference League, and also reached the UEFA Europa League final last season.

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However, despite these successive achievements, the Roma management decided to sack the 61-year-old following a recent dreadful form.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, the former Red Devils boss is keen on making a surprising return to Old Trafford as their manager. He has reportedly made it his mission to retake charge of Manchester United, believing that he has unfinished business at the club.

Reports also suggest that those close to the 61-year-old tactician believe he is closely observing the recent developments at the Premier League club. He is reportedly quite impressed with the workings of the new regime, the INEOS group, handling the sporting operations under Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

The contract of Erik ten Hag, the current Dutch manager of Manchester United, is set to expire in the summer of 2025, with the final 18 months approaching. Considering his performance, including the early Champions League exit and the team’s league form, it remains uncertain whether his stay will be extended by the new co-owners. 

Portuguese manager’s previous United stint

José Mourinho previously took charge at Manchester United, having been appointed as the new head coach in 2016 to replace Louis van Gaal. Before this, Jose Mourinho had some really luminous spell with Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan, securing numerous titles.

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In his first season with Manchester United, he led the Red Devils to win two domestic trophies: the English League Cup and the Community Shield. They also achieved European glory by winning the UEFA Europa League trophy in the same campaign. This was followed by a second-place finish in the league the next season.

During his two-year stint at Manchester United, he managed 144 matches, achieving an impressive record of 84 wins, 31 draws, and only 29 defeats. However, his tenure was cut short in 2018 due to growing disputes with club officials over numerous decisions. Since then, he has gone on to manage Tottenham Hotspur and Roma, and is currently looking for his next club.


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