Jose Mourinho has insisted he is ready as a professional to get straight back into management and hinted his preference was to remain in England.
Manchester United is widely expected to be Mourinho’s next job in football and the club are already in talks with his representatives, so the ball is moving in that respect.
Since leaving Chelsea, Mourinho has been without a job but he sounds completely confident in what the future holds or him and his family.
“When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability,” he said.
“They are 19 years old and 16 years old, and with university and their football, they need some stability and the family needs some stability.
“We decided to come to London and, at the moment, I don’t have a job. I don’t know where football will take me because in football, you never know, but for sure, as a family, our home will be in London.”
I suppose fans don’t really think about the family and how that can effect a decision for a manager in much the same fashion as a player’s wife and family are important to their decision about to where to play.
We’re all fully aware Mourinho wants the United job and the fact he wants to keep his family in place in a happy London home hints that he doesn’t want to leave England any time soon.
With Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Chelsea out of the running, Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, United is the perfect marriage for Mourinho right now.
Let’s see what happens over the next few weeks but by the time next season kicks off, I would be extremely surprised to not see Mourinho in the dugout at Old Trafford as our new manager.