Jose Mourinho could return to management in summer, as clubs from Serie A, France Ligue 1 and Budesliga line up.
Despite how things ended at Manchester United the Portuguese remains one of the best managers in the continent and it’s only a matter of time before he gets offered a job.
Mourinho remains out of work having been sacked by the Red Devils last December, but he hopes to be back in the game before the start of 2019/20 pre-season.
There were rumors that Real Madrid were lining him up for a return to the Bernabeu, before Zinedine Zidane was the man who took over from Santiago Solari, and it’s not the only job he’s been linked to.
Other top European clubs are believed to have considered the possibility of hiring Mourinho, including Inter Milan – another of his former clubs – as well as Paris Saint-Germain.
Inter are looking at either Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte to potentially succeed Luciano Spalletti, should they decide to part with the Italian in the near future.
Rumors have also been swirling that he could move to France, with Lyon the club that have been mentioned in the past.
Lyon are currently coached by Bruno Genesio, and they sit 24 points behind Paris in the Ligue 1 standings.
Describing his ideal next job recently Mourinho said, “I want to work in a club that understands there is a structure in place.
“I don’t want an internal conflict. I want internal empathy. During my career I have been working in every possible circumstance. The most successful situations are not because of the structure but because of the empathy in the structure.
“If it is a club without ambition I wouldn’t go.”
One place which would fit that description is Bayern Munich and according to Foot Mercatothe Germans are eyeing a move for the 56 year old should they decide to get rid of Niko Kovac.
In the case of Mourinho, his history and standing with Inter speaks for itself. He managed the club between 2008-10, and won everything there is to win with a Serie A side – including two league titles and a historic treble in 2010.
Adding to that speculation are some quotes from the Special One, as per beIN Sports, as he said: “I can imagine myself as a coach in Ligue 1.
“I am a man who has worked in four different countries. I like to know other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.”
Jose Mourinho hopes to become either Lyon or Monaco’s new manager as the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss eyes a return to football.
Lyon’s season has been far more favorable than Monaco’s, with the club enduring a tumultuous campaign and remain only eight points above the bottom three.
Leonardo Jardim has the reins at the Stade Louis II, but only after being sacked and replaced by Thierry Henry last October.
Arsenal legend Henry was dismissed just three months later and Jardim was then reinstated as the club’s manager.