Jose Mourinho's trail of destruction is ruling him out of Europe's top jobs

Jose Mourinho's trail of destruction is ruling him out of Europe's top jobs

The Special One, 55, was sacked by Manchester United earlier this week but will no doubt be itching to get back in the game quickly.

Mourinho was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a caretaker basis on the back of their 3-1 loss to fierce rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

But Jose may find employment opportunities hard to come by after decades of winding up and upsetting certain clubs.

Spells at some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Chelsea and Real Madrid, have come with controversy galore – with players, fans, rival bosses and even the board.

So who will take him? It certainly won't be one of Europe's giants… and here's why.


THIS is arguably Mourinho's best chance of finding his way into one of the world's elite clubs.

He has a strong relationship with Los Blancos president Florentino Perez and the Galacticos are struggling this season without Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, having worked their way through Zinedine Zidane and Julen Lopetegui already in 2018, Perez is unlikely to part with Santiago Solari just yet.

Mourinho may be considered in the summer should Real's results continue to fail to reach expectations. But right now? No way, Jose.


NOT a chance in hell.

With Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani on the books, the Parisiens have one of the most exciting, innovative teams on the planet.

The idea of hiring Mourinho, world-infamous for his tedious, park-the-bus style is laughable.

Maybe ten years ago. But in 2018, he's got more chance of winning the lottery.


THE German giants were interested in landing Mourinho… over a decade ago, in 2007 after leaving Chelsea.

Bayern have one major philosophy at the club – don't play under someone over-bearing.

While the Bundesliga side have enough to offer Mourinho, the man himself doesn't have enough to offer the club… not anymore.

This would not be a good fit. For the club, at least.


MOURINHO is actually very well-liked by Inter fans, with banners sprawled with his name still on show at the stadium eight years after he left.

The Special One won two Serie A titles and the Champions League in Italy.

But the current-day Inter is very different to the one he left nearly a decade ago.

New owner, new president, new chief executive and the glory days already long gone…

On top of that, Luciano Spalletti appears to have got the club just about back on track, leading them back into the Champions League.

No reunion here, Mr Mourinho.


WELL, what about the Portuguese national job? It would certainly be something a little different for the former Porto job.

Two words. Cristiano. Ronaldo.

The pair famously don't get on, with Ronaldo never embracing Mourinho's style – and it's easy to see why.

And if push came to shove and Portugal chiefs had to choose between CR7 and Jose, that's not a fight Mourinho would win.


SO one of Europe's giants is out of the question, it would seem. So what about the rest of the world?

After all, a host of washed-up, big-name bosses are plying their trade in China.

Come on, think about it. In what world would Jose Mourinho operate under the radar?

The self-professed "Special One" loves the spotlight. Thrives on it (or so he says). China and the Middle East are out of the equation.


THAT'S the million-pound question, isn't it?

Mourinho will need to be in the spotlight. At a club he hasn't previously alienated. With players he gets on with. And who insist on playing defensive football.

Don't all rush at once…

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