Long before Jose Mourinho became the eccentric genius he is today, he was seen as the best manager by many Internazionale fans after they pulled off the unthinkable by claiming the 2009/10 Champions League. At present, the situation of Inter Milan has deteriorated to such extent they crave for Champions League spot rather than any genuine title fighting mindset.
JulianoSpalletti is by no means an unsuccessful coach, but Nerazzurri faithful believe that he lacks the X-factor that coaches like Mourinho possess. Mourinho in his 2-year stint with Inter won 5 trophies which includes the coveted treble where the sensational Sneijder emerged, and the twilight of Zanetti ended with his only elusive trophy at club level. With Spalletti under immense pressure, Mourinho seems to be a good option, and his 3 finger salute in Turin may end up being the decisive factor.
Honestly the vociferous fans of Boca Juniors would love to see someone like Mourinho take up the managerial post. Mourinho may look like an out of the budget acquisition, but the Portuguese would love to use his defensive tactics in a bloody Argentine league known for its hard tackling style of play. Mourinho would also breathe a sigh of relief being away from an incessant European media.
Esteban Cambiasso is reportedly expected to don the assistant post, and the Argentine had shared a symbiotic relationship with Mourinho, which can be exploited by the Boca Juniors Management.
Chinese Clubs are waiting for a name like Mourinho to coach their teams, and their recent acquisitions of World’s best talents during their prime shows they are ready to up the ante in China. Andre Villas Boas and Giovanni Trapattoniare currently ruling the roost in China, where the latter is the highest paid manager in the World.
Unlike other managers, Mourinho had once said that the pay-scale is good and the experience can be fruitful and intriguing, when asked about his opinion on the recent Chinese transfers. However, Mourinho is known to take challenges, and at the age of 55 he would still love to explore Europe or even South America before making a big money move to China.
This move seems unlikely as long as Cristiano Ronaldo declares his retirement, which seems to be a far-fetched thought as the Portuguese hell bent on playing the 2022 World Cup. However, Fernando Santos hasn’t yet extended his deal which runs out in 2019, and with Queiroz taking on Colombian duties, Mourinho seems to be the best option in hand.
He had revealed his dream of coaching Portugal, but he is known to be an admirer of club coaching, but his recent fiasco with United fans and English media, he may look to find solace in a team which is growing in confidence. To see Ronaldo and Mourinho together could well mean the clash of two supreme egoists but also two greats of the game.
One can never understand or predict the nature of Perez as a boss. He was once known to be a rich brat who could just buy anyone he finds pleasing, but came in Zidane, and Perez changed his attention towards building an formidable La Fabrica. Perez remains a long time admirer of Mourinho despite the Portuguese’s fallout with Ramos, Ronaldo, and other senior players.
Mourinho is everything the media brandishes him to be, but no one can forget the title winning season where Real won with 100 points in the league. Solari seems to be a temporary fix, and his deal depends on the number of trophies Madrid win this season, and the way things are shaping up, Ramos and co. may need to get rid of their anger and ask for an experienced head to take over.