Jose Mourinho presented with 'new job offer' after Liverpool manager links

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is reportedly nearing a return to football just weeks after being linked with a move to Liverpool.

Ever since Jurgen Klopp announced that he would be stepping down as Reds boss back in January there has been speculation around who could be his successor. Arne Slot was confirmed on Monday as being the next Liverpool head coach, replacing Klopp in the process.

Before Slot's appointment was confirmed several candidates were linked with being Liverpool's next manager. Ruben Amorim, Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Zerbi were just some of the names linked with the vacancy.

There were also some reports that Mourinho could be under consideration by the Liverpool hierarchy, even though the rumours were tentative at most. This speculation intensified after the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss was spotted at Craven Cottage last month when the Reds faced Fulham in the Premier League.

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Mourinho has been out of work since leaving his role as Roma manager back in January. Now fresh reports from Italy are claiming that Mourinho is set to return to work in professional football.

According to SportsItalia, Saudi Arabian club Al-Qadisiyah are lining up the appointment of Mourinho. However, rather than as manager, it's been claimed that Mourinho would instead take on the role of technical director.

Al-Qadisiyah are currently in the second tier of the Saudi Arabian football system. The club are currently top of the Division 1 table and have already won the league title and secured promotion to the Saudi Pro League for next season.

Mourinho was linked with the Liverpool manager's job two decades ago during his time at Porto. The Reds appointed Rafa Benitez in 2004 rather than Mourinho, who went on to take charge of Chelsea and formed a fierce rivalry with Liverpool in his subsequent years at Stamford Bridge.