Veteran Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho has been linked with a sensational return to English football this week, just days following his exit from Italian Seria A side, Roma – who relived the former FC Porto coach from his duties with the Giallorossi earlier this week.
Mourinho, a former manager at the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid, was sacked by AS Roma earlier this week – ending his tenure with the Italian side, whom he two and a half years ago, and guided to a UEFA Conference League victory back in the 2021/2022 season.
Well off the pace this season, Roma find themselves sat in ninth in the Serie A table, losing seven matches in the league this campaign, and winning just once more.
And with former midfield stalwart, Daniele De Rossi linked with the immediate hot seat at his former side, a surprising and rather leftfield opportunity has arisen for Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with the helm of Newcastle United in a stunning comeback to English football, amid recent struggles from head coach, Eddie Howe.
With odds available as short as 7/2 on Jose Mourinho to land the managerial job at St. James’ Park, only a job in a move to the Saudi Pro League, or a return to his FC Porto are less likely than a stunning move back to the Premier League according to multiple bookmakers.
And bookmakers and markets offering odds on Jose Mourinho’s immediate future, some are also offering the best sports betting bonuses on the market today – in what could prove to be an interesting development in the career of the Portuguese favorite.
Departing English football following his sacking by Daniel Levy as Tottenham Hotspur head coach back in April 2021, Mourinho had joined the London side following a tumultuous two-year spell with Manchester United – guiding the Old Trafford club to a UEFA Europa League win, as well as an EFL Cup and FA Community Shield success.
Landing in the Premiership back in 2004, Mourinho, fresh from a stunning UEFA Champions League win over AS Monaco with FC Porto, ruffled significant feathers in English football, usurping both Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United en route to back-to-back league titles.
Moving to Italy firstly with Internazionale, Jose Mourinho guided the capital club to an unprecedented treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia, and UEFA Champions League wins, before departing for Real Madrid pastures, where he lifted La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
Furthermore linked with a potential move to national team management for the first time in his serial gold-laden career, Mourinho’s availability is unlikely to force the Portuguese FA to consider the position of recently appointed head coach, Roberto Martinez, who has enjoyed a winning run with the side.
Likely approaching the tail-end of a glorious career in management, a career swansong in England – where Jose Mourinho plyed his craft with Chelsea over the course of a memorable spell in London, could very well be on the cards according to the bookies, to who fancy a Tyneside trip for the 60-year-old.