Jose Mourinho wants unlikely return to Premier League with huge job | Football

Jose Mourinho still fancies his chances at a big club (Picture: Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho wants to return to Manchester United for a second spell in charge of the club after his departure from Roma, according to reports.

The 61-year-old is out of work after leaving the Serie A side earlier this month, the ninth team he has taken charge of so far in his career.

The Portuguese is certainly not finished yet and would like the opportunity to step back into one of the biggest roles in world football.

The Daily Mail report that Mourinho feels he has unfinished business at Old Trafford after leaving the club in December 2018.

If the chance to take charge of the Red Devils emerges again then he intends to make a move for the job, wanting to work with the new investors at the club.

The report quotes a friend of Mourinho as saying: ‘His ambition is to return to United. He feels like he has unfinished business there after how it ended last time and he had made it his mission to go back.’

Clearly there is not a post to fill at Old Trafford at the moment, with Erik ten Hag in charge, but the Dutchman’s future is under question with the Red Devils sitting ninth in the Premier League and the new co-owners contemplating whether to make a change in the dugout in the summer.

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Mourinho was in charge of the Red Devils for 144 games from 2016-18 (Picture: Getty Images)

Mourinho took over at Manchester United in May 2016 and managed 144 games before leaving in December 2018.

He won a League Cup and Europa League during his time at the club, while he also managed a second-place finish in the Premier League, their best since Alex Ferguson was manager.

It would certainly be a surprise if the Manchester United board returned to Mourinho for another stint in charge, but that has not quelled his ambition.

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