José Mourinho tutored Chelsea to the Premier League title last term and they won it with three games to spare, but the things have gone from good to bad and, even worse, this term as the Blues are currently mired in 16th position after 12 league games this term.
The west London club suffered their seventh Premier League defeat on Saturday at the hands of Stoke City courtesy Marko Arnautović brilliant volley – meaning the Blues have leaked in 23 goals already in the league.
And Mourinho’s position as boss of Chelsea is under scrutiny, as is expected of any top aspiring team, although the club gave a public vote of confidence to their manager in October.
That prompted Monaco to launch €50m bid to bring in the Portuguese as boss but Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich flatly rebuffed the approach, as per reports.
Now Tuttomercatoweb has chipped in with a claim regarding Mourinho’s future once more. The Italian news outlet reveal that the Blues’ boss already has an agreement in principle with Manchester United to take over as boss at Old Trafford.
Mourinho is, no doubt, a world class manager who any team would want in their side and despite Chelsea’s slump this season, the Portuguese’s quality is still never in doubt.
Nevertheless, Mourinho’s rumoured move to Manchester United is likely a plot to unsettle Chelsea and the Special One the more. It is absolutely untrue, misleading and impossible.
United boss Louis van Gaal is currently doing well at the club and the Red Devils remain in a title race with Manchester City and Arsenal this term. Why would van Gaal be sacked to be replaced by Mourinho?
There were even reports, after Mourinho’s return to Chelsea in 2013, that the Chelsea boss was interested in the manager’s position at Old Trafford. But former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson debunked all those claims in his book Leading.
Although Mourinho has failed to rule out coaching any other Premier League side when he leaves Chelsea, but Man United’s manager’s position is clearly out of it. Not now!