Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to return to management with Manchester United at the end of this season but it seems that Arsenal are trying to hijack a potential move.
There have been reports over the last few weeks that Mourinho has a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United and has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford. Current manager Louis Van Gaal is expected to depart at the end of this season.
However, latest reports from Spain seem to believe that Arsenal are eyeing up a move for the former Chelsea manager as well. Arsene Wenger has consistently failed to deliver the title or the Champions League in over a decade and it seems that the Arsenal fans have run out of patience.
There have been calls to sack the manager and Mourinho’s link shows that the Arsenal hierarchy are probably assessing Wenger’s position at the club.
Mourinho and Wenger have been at each other’s throats over the last few years and it would be quite a shock if Arsenal went for him to replace a club legend. Furthermore, the Portuguese manager is not loved by the Arsenal fans as well.
Plus, it would be a major surprise if Mourinho opts for Arsenal over Manchester United. The former Chelsea manager has always admired Manchester United as a club and was close to taking over when Sir Alex decided to step down.
It is hard to determine if the latest reports from Spain are true and Arsenal’s interest is genuine. It could well be a ploy from Mourinho’s agent taking advantage of Arsenal’s civil war and forcing United to do the deal early.