Why Jose Mourinho is heading to Manchester

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Rumours of Jose Mourinho wanting to leave Real Madrid for the Premiership would mean only one thing: he is heading for Manchester. Since his famous Champions League win with Porto in 2004, Mourinho has had no desire to manage any side lacking truly world-class pedigree. For this very reason, a return to a depleted Chelsea side is not on the cards. Such a point was reiterated as they lost 2-0 to Everton, in a game where their lack of passion and desire was displayed once again.

Despite speaking for his love of the club, Chelsea have reached their lowest point since Roman’s millions came in, and Jose won’t fancy trying to turn things around should AVB depart.

Arsenal fans have perhaps wrongly turned on Wenger at times throughout this season, but should he leave, they lack the transfer budget and current quality to lure a manager of Mourinho’s calibre to The Emirates.

With Spurs dominating Newcastle and cruising to a 5-0 victory yesterday, they truly are title contenders, no doubt about it. But do they have the money to buy the players Jose would request? No. Do they have the presence to lure the biggest names in world football to White Hart Lane? No, nearly, but not yet. Even despite talk of Redknapp taking the problematic England job, whether Levy could dangle a carrot large enough to lure the power-hungry Mourinho to North-London is questionable to say the least. For these reasons they’re off the list of Jose’s potential English options.

History dictates that Manchester United will continue to challenge for the league, alongside their big-spending ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City. Despite both teams being knocked out of the Champions League, they remain two world-class outfits, and tick all the right boxes for Jose.

Following his spell at Porto, Mourinho went to Chelsea at the height of their spending frenzy, buying players at will and guiding them to back-to-back Premiership titles. Despite speaking of his love and commitment to Chelsea, he went on to have great success with Internazionale, winning the first treble in Italian history. Which brings us to the here and now. He conquered Italy, and now stands on the brink of breaking Barcelona’s superb dominance of La Liga.

Barcelona lost 3-2 to Osasuna yesterday evening. Madrid responded tonight by registering a 4-2 win over Levante, the unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo bagging another hat-trick. They have a 10 point lead at the top with just 16 games remaining. The title race is nearly over: hail Jose.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s days as United manager are not never-ending and Jose would be the ideal, possibly only, man that could succeed him. Manchester City have shown themselves to be a real world force this year, however if their slump continues this could push Mancini out the door. With City out of the Champions League the pressure on Mancini to win the league is intense. Failure to do so and he will be sacked, and the sheiks at Eastlands will target only one man.

If he does head to these shores again, the impact can only be positive, his great character adds to every league manages in. So the race is on; Ferguson to retire or Mancini to get sacked. Whichever comes first, expect to see a well-groomed, outspoken and hugely successful Portuguese mastermind to walk through the door the very next day.

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