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JOSE BACK TO MAN UNITED This would be truly incredible. After being sacked by Roma, the Special One is eyeing up a return to the Old Trafford dugout. He’s made it his mission to take over from Erik ten Hag

Following his recent departure from Roma, Jose Mourinho, currently without a club, appears eager to reenter the football scene, with a particular interest in returning as the manager of Manchester United for a second time. The 61-year-old Portuguese coach is reportedly enthusiastic about the prospect of taking the reins at Old Trafford once more, according to reports from the Daily Mail. A close associate of Mourinho revealed to the newspaper that there’s a feeling of “unfinished business” for him at the club, considering the circumstances of his previous tenure.


Although Mourinho has set his sights on returning to Manchester United, the likelihood of this happening soon seems slim. Erik ten Hag is currently midway through his second season of a three-year contract as the manager, and fans are optimistic about his tenure, particularly with Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group now overseeing sporting operations.


Mourinho initially took charge of Manchester United in 2016, succeeding Louis van Gaal as the third permanent manager following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. His first season saw notable successes, including signings like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, leading to victories in the Carabao Cup and Europa League. The following season, Manchester United achieved a second-place finish in the Premier League, their highest since Ferguson’s reign.


However, Mourinho’s time at the club was not without challenges, facing internal strife over transfer failures and other personnel issues. The 2018 summer transfer window highlighted these difficulties, with the club securing only Fred, Diogo Dalot, and backup goalkeeper Lee Grant.


Despite occasional victories, such as a 3-2 comeback against Newcastle, Mourinho’s tenure ultimately came to an end just over two months later following a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, amidst a run of poor league form.


As Mourinho considers a potential return to management, his desire to lead Manchester United again remains a personal ambition. However, with Erik ten Hag’s current stability and positive fan sentiment, Mourinho may encounter significant obstacles in realizing his desired reunion with the club in the near future.

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