There are reports that the Portuguese manager, who is 61 years old, is “keen” on taking charge at Old Trafford once more. This information comes from the Daily Mail.
Given the manner in which Mourinho’s first stint at the club came to an end, a close friend of his expressed to the newspaper that there is a feeling of “unfinished business” for Mourinho at the club.
There are reports that indicate that Mourinho has made it a personal objective to return to the position of manager at Manchester United, despite the fact that the chance of this happening in the near future looks to be quite low. Fans are excited about Erik ten Hag’s chances, particularly in light of the fact that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS business has taken control of sporting activities. Currently, Erik ten Hag is in the second season of his three-year deal as the manager.
In 2016, immediately following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, Mourinho became the third permanent manager of Manchester United. He took over the club in that capacity. During his first season, he was able to effectively recruit high-profile players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, which resulted in the team winning both the Carabao Cup and the Europa League. A second-place result in the Premier League was achieved by Manchester United during the 2017–18 season, which was the highest finish for the club since the time of Sir Alex Ferguson.
On the other hand, Mourinho’s tenure was marked by a number of internal obstacles, such as disagreements on the inability to acquire major transfer targets and other personnel issues.
As a result of these difficulties, the club was only able to sign Fred, Diogo Dalot, and backup goalkeeper Lee Grant during the summer transfer window in 2018.
The time that Mourinho spent at Manchester United came to an end just over two months later, as the club suffered a 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield. This result marked a record of one win in six league games, despite the fact that United had won 3-2 at Newcastle in October 2018.
Despite the fact that Mourinho is considering a possible return to management, the possibility of once again being in charge of Manchester United continues to be a personal goal for him. In spite of this, the current management stability under Erik ten Hag and the favorable attitude among fans indicate that Mourinho’s ambition to reunite with Manchester United may encounter substantial obstacles in the near future.