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Mourinho Hint Puts Liverpool, City And United On Red Alert

We all know that Jose Mourinho wants to come back to the Premiership when he is finished in Spain.  But reports have emerged that this may happen sooner rather than later, with a possibility that ‘The Special One’ will quit Real Madrid at the end of this season.

Only 1 year into his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, Jose would leave the European giants over a row with Sporting Director Jorge Valdano and their differing transfer policies.  And he has dropped a hint that this could happen soon, with his striker crisis not looking like getting resolved quickly.

It was reported that after Gonzalo Higuain’s injury woes, Mourinho wanted to buy another striker.  Higuain was Jose’s main man in a mouth-watering 4-2-3-1 formation.  And after failed attempts to buy Hugo Almeida from Werder Bremen, Emmanuel Adebayor from Man City and even after trying to tempt Ruud Van Nistelrooy back to Madrid from Hamburg, Mourinho was found wanting a target man.

Now the plot has thickened as Jose substituted Karim Benzema whilst Real were drawing with Almeria, and received public criticism from his Sporting Director as a result.  Valdano, a powerful man at Madrid, it seems didn’t back Jose when it mattered but has come out and rubbished his tactics in front of the Spanish media.

Jose responded by saying (among many other things, most of them to cryptic to work out) “I make my choices and if I have questions, I ask for advice from my staff.”

With Jose furious, Liverpool, Man City and United are all monitoring the situation.  There have been rumours for a while that there is only one man with enough managerial talent and a big enough ego to take over at Old Trafford when Sir Alex retires, that man being ‘The Special One’.  And City are always in the market for a new manager roughly every six months or so, and there’s no-one better at spending money wisely than Mourinho, but maybe Liverpool would be favourites to land the Portugese tactician.  After all, King Kenny can’t be around forever and would maybe prefer a move back upstairs.

Jose does love the Kop, so watch this space.

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