Multiple reports across the UK media claim that Everton has made an approach to Jose Mourinho about becoming their next manager.
On Thursday the Toffees parted company with Roberto Martinez and the Goodison Park club is now searching for a new boss.
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Mourinho, 53, has been out of a job since last December when he was fired by Chelsea following a disastrous start to this season for the 2014-15 Premier League champions.
Ever since Mourinho has been out of work he’s been linked with the managers job at Manchester United as Louis Van Gaal‘s future remains uncertain, but now the Sunday Times is stating that new majority owner Farhad Moshiri has reached out to Mourinho’s representatives.
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In reports which surfaced on Sunday, it is claimed that Everton will offer Mourinho a huge transfer kitty to totally revamp their squad. With Moshiri promising to spend hundreds of millions on new players after arriving at the club in 2016, the British-Iranian billionaire obviously means business.
Would Mourinho consider joining Everton? It is believed he would turn down the advance from Everton as he holds out for a more glamorous job at a bigger club.
On the face of things it would seem like a huge step down for a manager who has managed Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan in his past three gigs. He expect to be challenging for Europe’s top prizes and working with the best players money can buy.
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However, with United dragging their heels over offering him any impending job at Old Trafford, the “Special One” can’t wait forever and in recent interviews he’s been insisting that he will be in a new job by July.
Will that be at Goodison? To me, it could be the right project at the right time for Mourinho. With Jurgen Klopp about to kick in his plan to return Liverpool to greatness, how awesome would it be to see Mourinho taking him on in Merseyside? It feels like it could be a trip back to his days at FC Porto where he still had to make his name and prove himself each and every day.
Yes, Porto have won domestic titles in Portugal and Mourinho led them to UEFA Champions League glory, but in terms of their spending power, prowess as a club and many other factors, Everton is a very similar club to Porto. Would Mourinho fancy rolling up his sleeves and taking on a huge rebuilding project to return a club languishing in the PL’s midtable to a top four contender?
Everton has the potential. Is Mourinho willing to be the man to turn their dreams into reality? Personally, I can’t see this happening but certainly stranger things have happened in the soccer world over the years.