Jose Mourinho has said he is prepared to wait until the summer for the right move to materialise and made it clear he’s not in a rush.
The Portuguese boss has been constantly linked with a move to Manchester United to replace under-fire manager Louis van Gaal at the end of the season, with some reports already suggesting a pre-agreement is agreed, although he has said that he doesn’t have a new job yet.
Mourinho is currently odds on favourite to take over at Man United from Van Gaal, over the likes of Ryan Giggs and Mauricio Pochettino, but it looks like he is more than happy to wait rather than take over at Old Trafford straight away.
Speaking in Singapore on Wednesday, Mourinho said: “I always feel that it’s better to wait, not to rush, better to be calm, to wait for the right moment, the right move.
“I feel that starting the next season with a new club and project is probably the best thing for me.”
Mourinho’s latest comments are in almost complete contrast to what was said about him back in December about wanting to return to football immediately and having no desire to take a sabbatical. Could he be willing to wait just to make sure he got the United job?
You can say I’m looking between the lines too much if you want but Mourinho really sounded like somebody who had been briefed on what to say and what not to say by his agent. He didn’t even name United as a club he’s being linked too when discussing all the rumours, despite the fact it’s where the reports are most intense.
I’d say there is a very a real possibility of van Gaal staying until the end of the season because Mourinho doesn’t want to take over until he has a fresh start himself, and these quotes from the man himself support that argument.