Some Manchester United fans would happily take Jose Mourinho back at Old Trafford after the club’s former manager hinted that he wants his next job to be in England.
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French publication RMC Sport reported [via Sport Bible] that the 56-year-old was offered the vacant manager’s job at Lyon by their president Jean-Michel Aulas, but Mourinho turned down the position as he wants to return to the Premier League, with his family continuing to reside in England.
Manchester United fan channel The United Stand addressed the news on its Twitter account @UnitedStandMUFC.
He clearly wants to come back to United
Imagine if this was all a giant elaborate point being made my Jose.
In truth he probably wants the Spurs job. https://t.co/hKmdfVWmMQ
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) October 9, 2019
The Portuguese native was sacked by Manchester United last December after a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool left the Red Devils sixth in the table and 11 points off a top four position with their lowest points haul at that juncture of a season since 1990/91. [via BBC]
While Mourinho was unable to bring the Premier League trophy to Old Trafford in his two-and-a-half year spell at the club, he won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League in 2016/17. [via TransferMarkt]
Also, his second-place finish the following year was United’s highest in the league since their most recent title in 2013. [via TransferMarkt]
These Manchester United fans on Twitter would welcome Mourinho back to the club for another spell as manager:
I’m on my knees
— Breezy (@Utd_Charles) October 9, 2019
I’d take him back in a heartbeat. People can say he played boring football but that’s what it took to get something out of the rubbish squad he had
— Paul (@PaulDHeenan) October 9, 2019
Would take him at United again after all he is the special one
— Danny (@dannychandhar) October 9, 2019
Bring him back. I’m not even kidding.
— Obi-Wan Bissaka (@alexiszyn) October 9, 2019
I’d take him back, but only if he was going to be given 200+ million next summer to spend on whoever he wants and was able to sell the players he wants, which wouldn’t happen
— C (@UtdCzn) October 10, 2019
I’ll gladly take back mou with full hands
— Ignis (@Official_Sagee) October 10, 2019
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