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Jose Mourinho eyeing sensational return to Man Utd after Roma sacking

Jose Mourinho is eyeing a sensational managerial return with Manchester United following his dismissal at Roma, according to Daily Mail.

The Portuguese tactician was the Red Devils head coach between May 2016 and December 2018 where the club won the Carabao Cup, Community Shield and the Europa League.

He has since managed Tottenham Hotspur and Roma, and Daily Mail now reveal that the 61-year-old has the desire to come back to Old Trafford for a second stint.

According to a friend close to Mourinho, the ex-Chelsea boss has the ambition to return to United and feels he has unfinished business. He has made it his mission to go back.

His friend explained: “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.”

Daily Mail further mention that Mourinho is keen to work with the new regime under Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS, who will take control of footballing operations by mid-February.

Sacking Ten Hag and appointing Mourinho would be a backward step

United have handed huge financial backing to manager Erik ten Hag in the last two summer transfer windows.

Not all of his signings have been successful on the pitch, but the board must stay patient with the Dutchman in the short term.

The 53-year-old has been unlucky with several injuries hampering the squad and he now has almost a fully fit squad to choose from.

Any decision over his future should be delayed until the summer. If United don’t qualify for Europe, he could be sacked by Ratcliffe.

However, it would not be a wise decision to return to Mourinho whose playing style is outdated.

United need a more forward thinking coach with an attacking approach, suppose Ten Hag makes way.

Someone like Sporting’s Ruben Amorim and Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso should be at the front line for the job over Mourinho.

Mourinho has established himself as a world-class manager with his past success, but the club should avoid reappointing him.

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