Roberto Mancini living on borrowed time at Eastlands.
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City to entice Mourinho with £10m-a-year deal, but Jose wants dream job at United
Jose Mourinho, told that his dream job of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford will have to wait for at least another year, is wanted by Manchester United’s ‘noisy neighbours’.
With Roberto Mancini said by one insider at Manchester City to be on borrowed time following the club’s Europa League exit on Thursday night, Mourinho is the club’s No1 target to replace the Italian this summer.
The man who turned Chelsea into Premier League champions will be offered a £10million-a-year deal to take charge at Eastlands and will have to choose between staying at Real Madrid while waiting for Ferguson to retire or joining City and going head-to-head with his old friend and rival.
That the Scot intends to stay on for at least another year will be welcome news at Old Trafford but it could mean United missing out on a manager who is among the most qualified to succeed him.
One Premier League source said: ‘Jose has learned that Ferguson has no intention of retiring in the foreseeable future.’
Mourinho is keen to return to the Premier League sooner rather than later after the breakdown of his relationship with Madrid president Florentino Perez and director general Jorge Valdano.
With La Liga success unlikely this season, there is still plenty for him to achieve at Real, but he could yet go out on a high in the Champions League.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Would Jose Mourinho leave Real Madrid? If he did leave for a move back to the Premier League, isn’t a move back to Chelsea far more likely? Especially with Carlo Ancelotti reportedly under great pressure at Stamford Bridge. A move to become Man City boss could be too tough a task to take on as it appears that anything less than a huge chunk of silverware will be acceptable.
The fact that people are talking about the possibility of Mancini being axed is frankly very strange as one would have imagined that his main task for this season was to clinch that maiden top four Premier League and that task seems very doable.
However it seems those in charge at Manchester City are looking at a possible change at managerial level. Would the sacking of yet another manager really a good idea? Shouldn’t the club look to bed someone in to help build something solid rather than bringing in another big name who then has to bring in his own big name signings and the whole cycle begins all over again.