Right now, José Mourinho manages Manchester United. And while things are not going well, he still figures to have job prospects after his stint at Old Trafford ends. But where might that be? Well, according to ESPN’s Sam Marsden, it could be Real Madrid. No, but seriously. Former Real President Ramon Calderon believes it will be Mourinho’s job “sooner or later.”
“If this president is with the team for a few years, and I think he will be, Mourinho will be here,” Calderon tells Marsden’s sources. “No doubt. It’s the only coach the president has respected.”
So yeah, that’s a thing. And while that all makes sense given the context, why would they want him back? We know the Mourinho pattern by now. And they know all about ‘The Special One.’ Julen Lopetegui doesn’t seem to be the answer, but that doesn’t mean they need to go back to this well. Not replacing Cristiano Ronaldo over summer is a bigger issue. Not having another striker ready to go as Karim Benzema continues to decline is another issue.
“For better or worse. I think he will be here — if he leaves Manchester, of course. But sooner or later, I think he will be here,” Calderon continues.
This season, Madrid currently find themselves on just 14 points after nine matches. That works itself out to four wins, two draws and three losses. That’s inexcusable for anybody who is managing Madrid. We’re not saying anybody can just take a team of superstars, motivate them enough and guide them to multiple trophies per season. It’s just looking more and more clear that Lopetegui isn’t the man for the job.
That doesn’t mean Mourinho is, though.
During his stint with Los Blancos, ‘The Special One’ oversaw one La Liga and Copa Del Rey triumph apiece. Will he return in the near future and guide them to Champions League glory?