The topsy turvy nature of the transfer window just does not end, even before it has started for next season. While there are going to be many transfer sagas, one which has gotten us really interested is about the future of former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
The ex-Chelsea man has been linked with a move to Manchester United but that does not seem to be a done deal as Louis van Gaal is still contracted with the club for another season and isn’t leaving anytime soon, unless he is sacked.
Manchester United had to part with David Moyes by firing him a couple of seasons ago and they might have to do something similar with the current manager as well. This would open the doors for Jose Mourinho to take over and even win a few trophies for the Manchester club, something that the fans have wanted since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
There however seems to be a little glitch in the plan. Recent reports have suggested that the Portuguese manager is actually set to snub Manchester United and would be looking to manage Valencia in La Liga.
The Spanish side had sacked Gary Neville this season after trusting the English manager, he was sacked after a spate of poor results and was replaced by Pako Ayestaran. The Spaniard did stabilise the club and it does seem to be very unprofessional if he is replaced before the start of next season with Jose Mourinho.
Granted that Mourinho can turn teams around, but Valencia do not have the budget anymore to fight with the other clubs in La Liga. They aren’t even close to the spending of Atletico Madrid, who often have a budget that is 1/3rd of the big two, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Peter Lim, the owner of Valencia might be close to the Jose Mourinho, but that does not mean the former Real Madrid manager should be going to Valencia. The club struggle year in year out and have to sell their best players just to ensure that they do not end up in the red.
Mourinho needs a challenge, yes and this would be one of the toughest challenges in his life but it isn’t something that any manager would want to take up, especially after managing clubs such as Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Mourinho does not need to go back to his FC Porto days when he was taking a club that not many knew about and helping them punch above their weight. The Portuguese manager needs to have the funds to back him and that would not happen at Valencia. He would be able to attract players but how can Valencia afford all this? Lim might be loaded but this does highly unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Valencia and Mourinho might seem like a great pairing if the Portuguese manager can get back to his times in Porto but those days are gone and Manchester United could be dreaming of getting Jose to Old Trafford next season.