The news was confirmed earlier in the week – Jose Mourinho had been sacked by Manchester United. After a turbulent summer, the Portuguese oversaw the worst start to a Premier League since 1991 following the embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. Poor results, as well as his rocky relationship with key players such as Paul Pogba, made his position in the Old Trafford dugout untenable.
The former Chelsea boss lifted the Europa League and the League Cup during his two and half year spell on Manchester – Mourinho managed to guide the Red Devils to the last 16 of the Champions League this season. He will be replaced by United legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, until the end of the season.
We look into some potential destinations for the ‘Special One’ when he eventually makes his return to football.
Naturally, Mourinho’s name is likely to be on the lips of many Chinese Super League clubs following his dismissal. Clubs in the country have shown a willingness in the past to spend huge sums of money to prise high-profile players and managers from Europe. Mourinho remains one of the biggest names in football and moving to China could see him become the highest paid manager in the world. Whether Mourinho would take a step down in competition to improve his finances remains to be seen.