“He is missed as a person, but right now he’s happy and is going to Manchester“, she said. But as Mourinho issued a statement making clear he does not need to tout for jobs, Woodward phoned agent Jorge Mendes within hours of his return from Denmark.
If United don’t return to Europe’s premier competition then Redknapp foresees serious problems for Mourinho in wooing players to Manchester – even with that famous charm of his.
The former Real Madrid manager is the favourite to succeed the Dutchman if the 20-time English champions run out of patience with Van Gaal.
United’s struggles have been well documented, with Louis van Gaal’s side now six points off the Premier League’s top four, while their last outing saw them suffer a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of FC Midtjylland in the Europa League. Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, continues to monitor his manager but is reluctant to sack him. Mourinho’s season at Chelsea was by no means nothing to be excited about however, he is a manager with a record that speaks for itself and he is still regarded as one of the best managers in the game today.
After Mourinho had visited former employer Massimo Moratti and his family for lunch, Bedy, filmed in a video interview with Calcio Mercato, said: “It was pleasant”. We agreed to see each other a couple of weeks ago.
In a statement he made via La Stampa, Mourinho stated that he has every respect for every coach and is still uncertain as to which club he will handle in the future.
“My next club? I really don’t know”, he explained. I just know that I love football and I will be back with the same passion nd ambition as ever, having during this period a respectful behaviour to every manager and every club.
He hoped that former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini and Inter president Erick Thohir can turn the club’s fortunes around.
“It’s surprising how long this club has gone since winning the FA Cup, but I think that makes everyone hungrier”.