Jose Mourinho has insisted that he’s got “good options” to return to work following his sacking from Chelsea in December.
Numerous reports have suggested that Mourinho is in line to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United at the end of the campaign.
Van Gaal’s position at Old Trafford has come under intense pressure as his side have failed to win 21 of their last 34 games across all competitions. Mourinho was giving little away in an interview with BT Sport but he admitted he had read “a few lies” about his future.
“I was lucky enough to have good options since I left Chelsea in December,” the Portuguese said.
“Yes I was lucky enough to have not just options but good options but I made a decision to wait calm in my corner, not disturbing, just waiting, reading a few lies, listen to a few lies. The reality is that I want to work and normally July, mid-July, new pre-season starts and somewhere I want to be there.”
Mourinho has strongly hinted that he would like to stay in the Premier League and there aren’t too many other potential destinations for him in England aside from Man United.
His character is a divisive one and there is an argument that Mourinho leaves clubs in a worse state than he found them but United can’t afford to be picky. They need success and now and Mourinho would no doubt get them on the right track.