Jose Mourinho allegedly will remain at Chelsea for some time but he has been suffering. A manager who burns a lot of bridges, despite his huge success, might now be struggling for options after Chelsea. The press in Spain despise him, many in England won’t go for him again, so what are his options if he is sacked by Chelsea?
Jose Mourinho has before stated that he’d like to manage his native Portugal. He was linked with England a few years ago and was reportedly close, before deciding against it and eventually signing for Inter Milan. Portugal have a lot of very good players, albeit they are lacking fire power in the centre-forward role. He’d also get to team up with his former Real Madrid colleague Cristiano Ronaldo. Mourinho has proven before that he is more than capable of winning high pressure cup competitions with sides who aren’t necessarily favourites.
Laurent Blanc is currently the PSG manager and his side knocked Chelsea out of Europe last season. That being said he’s never quite convinced that he is the man to take the club to the next level. Mourinho might be able to step in in the summer. He’s won the European Cup twice before and has also managed big stars. With the FFP lightening that means he could spend big, something he wasn’t able to do in his second stint at Chelsea. PSG could be the final destination for Mourinho in Europe, having won the title in four different nations prior to this.
3) A return to Inter Milan
Inter Milan are top of Serie A but this is a club where Mourinho is revered. He’d possibly like to return somewhere he is loved, after his time in England is turning sour and the press and even some Chelsea fans have began to turn on him. Jose is highly regarded here and thus could easily return to the club if the opportunity arose. Serie A is still not as competitive as other major leagues in Europe given the lack of finances (relative to the Premier League and Spain) which could limit his ability to make a major impact.
4) Bayern Munich
If Pep Guardiola is on the move in the summer than Bayern Munich will need a big name manager to come into the club and continue their legacy of success. Mourinho would be someone available and capable of dealing with big names. The issue would be a tactical one. Bayern are an expansive attacking side and so far Mourinho has indicated that he is first a pragmatist. Whether he could come in and maintain an attacking style whilst adding some winning pragmatism remains to be seen. This is a potential option for him though.