Jobless ‘Unchosen One”, José Mourinho, has reportedly written to Manchester United to state his case to become the club’s next manager.
Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in December, 2015 following the Blues poor start to the football season, despite his team winning the Premier League in the previous campaign.
José Mourinho (photo below: left), left in managerial no man’s land, with no clear way out, is repositioning to takeover Louis Van Gaal’s job at Old Trafford.
According to a report in the Independent on Sunday, Mourinho has sent United a six-page letter in which he outlined why he would be a suitable fit for the position, which is currently occupied by Dutchman Louis van Gaal.
Mourinho is said to have explained in the letter how he would be prepared to adapt his style of management to suit the demands at Old Trafford, and how he would seek to overhaul the Man United squad.
The 52-year-old Portuguese’s fondness for United is well known and he has been linked with the job before, but United chose David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and Van Gaal to come in a year later.
When Mourinho left Stamford Bridge the Chelsea coach Steve Holland predicted he would seek a quick return at the highest level, saying: “He’s a guy who needs and wants football. There will be clubs and big clubs who will want him.
“He’s not in my opinion the sort of guy who’s going to spend six, seven, eight months sitting at home doing nothing in particular.”
Pressure mounted on Van Gaal after United’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, which left United five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham. United have declined to comment on the report.
I am not going to decline to comment on this latest news story. The controversial and jobless Portuguese ex-manager of the Blues should look for a coaching job elsewhere – we don’t need Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford – now or ever, at the Theater of Dreams.
Louis Van Gaal will complete his coaching and managerial contract at Manchester United.
Up Man U!