Former Manchester and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho may be off to a third Premier League club, Arsenal. Rumours have begun to swirl over a likely move to the Gunners. The rumours emerged after Mourinho was reported to express his willingness to win trophies with a third Premier League club.
Reports in the British press indicate that the Portuguese coach will jump at the chance to manage Arsenal.
Rob Dawson, a reporter with ESPN noted that Mourinho would be interested in the Arsenal job. Further, he revealed that the former Porto and Inter Milan boss; would be keen to making a return to Premier League action after being axed by United in December last year.
“Sources have told ESPN FC that the chance to win trophies with three Premier League clubs would appeal to Mourinho, who won three titles with Chelsea, but he would need assurances from the board that funds were available to allow a serious challenge at silverware,” the report continued.
Mourinho famously fell out with legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, during his spell at Chelsea.
Mourinho famously fell out with former Arsenal manager, Wenger
He had infamously described Wenger as a ‘voyeur’. Also, he had called him a ‘specialist in failure’, a term which ridiculed a long, barren spell without trophies.
The spats with Wenger and Mourinho’s footballing philosophy made him a sworn enemy among the Arsenal support. However, the Gunners are currently struggling under current manager, Unai Emery.
On Sunday, they let a two-goal lead slip against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. The game was also marred by the conduct of club captain Granit Xhaka, who reacted angrily to jeers from his own supporters when substituted.
Furthermore, Arsenal had also lost their previous league game against Sheffield United by a lone goal.
In addition, the Mourinho to Arsenal rumours have gained further currency with reports that he was spotted at an Arsenal game. The controversy-hugging manager, a serial winner, was also reportedly on hand to watch the Gunners at the invitation of a member of the club’s hierarchy.