There hasn’t been an awful lot for the Manchester United fans who frequent the Transfer Tavern to shout about this season, though even they have seemed a lot quieter since reports emerged in the Daily Mirror that Real Madrid could make a move for the out of work Jose Mourinho.
Since his sacking from Chelsea back in December, the Portuguese has been widely tipped to be installed as former mentor Louis van Gaal’s replacement at the Theatre of Dreams in the summer.
While it has been a divisive matter, due to the nature of the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’, widespread reports appeared to be linking him with a seemingly inevitable move.
However, it is now claimed that Los Blancos could offer him a sensational return to the Spanish capital, should they fail to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Wolfsburg to progress into the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Despite a celebrated El Clasico win only last weekend, current Real boss Zinedine Zidane has previously cast doubt on his long term future in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the report goes on to suggest that movers, shakers and decision makers behind the scenes at Old Trafford are still unsure whether or not they will make the ex-Inter Milan and Porto chief a concrete offer.
As a result, Madrid head honcho Florentino Perez could swoop in at the death and seal a sensational reunion.
Mourinho’s stint with the La Liga juggernauts ended in acrimonious circumstances with (ironically in light of the Zidane issue) his failure to deliver the Champions League during his three years there cited as a major issue.
Nervous times for Manchester United? Or welcome relief?