Speculation is growing in Spain that this will be Jose Mourinho’s last season in charge of Real Madrid. Regardless of whether he wins another Champions League trophy, the feeling is that the “Special One” will be coaching elsewhere next season.
The big question is where will he go?
Mourinho has made it clear in the past that he wants to return to the Premier League, but I don’t see any openings for Mou there.
Chelsea has Rafa Benitez and Roman Abramovich has made it clear that his preferred choice to manager Chelsea is Pep Guardiola. So either Rafa stays at Chelsea, or Abramovich gets his man.
That leaves the two Manchester clubs. City are busy adding former Barcelona members to its executive team, apparently paving the way for Guardiola. Mourinho is reported to have distanced himself from the Man City potential opening because of the Barcelona connection.
That leaves Man United. Mourinho is maybe the only manager in the world who can fill the shoes of Sir Alex. The problem is that Fergie does not seem to be in a hurry to retire, leaving no opening at Old Trafford for Mourinho.
That leaves France and big-spending Paris St-Germain. PSG’s owners have the money to fund any purchases that Mourinho wants, including a potential world record £100 million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Not sure if the egos of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo can co-exist in the same dressing room, but the idea of the move is not that far-fetched.
Spanish newspaper Sport claims Mourinho already has an offer on the table from the Qatari-backed PSG. And super agent Jorge Mendes, who represents both Mourinho and Ronaldo, is very close to PSG.
Where do you think Mourinho will end up next season?