In recent weeks, there has been a lot of speculation on the destination of current Manchester United boss José Mourinho. José has expressed that Manchester United will not be his last job and that he cannot compete with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger when it comes to longevity.
So far, José Mourinho is having a successful season at Manchester United. (source: Reuters)
This statement reflects his managerial career, where he has spent no more than 4 years at any one club. Before taking charge at Manchester United, Mourinho managed rivals, Chelsea for 2 years. José still hasn’t signed an extension or new contract, even though Manchester United are planning to offer him a lucrative deal aimed to keep him at the club for a longer tenure. However, the notion of Mourinho remaining at the helm of the club was thrown into the wind, when he openly praised Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for being “Special”. This is leading many to believe that he will make a summer move the French capital. France poses a unique challenge for Mourinho. Ligue 1 is the only competitive league where Jose is yet to win a domestic trophy. Over the years, we have seen the ‘special one’ dominate in the top tier leagues of Spain, England, and Italy. PSG’s recent summer transfers have resulted in the squad being labeled as one of the strongest in Europe. For José, this is possibly a very attractive proposition. However, José continues to vehemently deny that he has on the move:
“I have no intention of joining Paris Saint-Germain”. José on PSG move (source: The Metro)
The main question is if José Mourinho does leave for PSG next summer, which manager will have the ability to cope with the pressure that comes with being Manchester United boss? Individuals like Carlo Ancelotti, Frank De Boer or even a Manchester legend like Ryan Giggs are strong potential replacements. However, we are just reaching the halfway point of the season and a lot will change in the coming months.