Pundit, Saudi Arabia trips and Man United reunion - What Jose Mourinho has done after Tottenham

Jose Mourinho pictured while manager of Tottenham Hotspur
Jose Mourinho pictured while manager of Tottenham Hotspur -Credit:Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Since departing Tottenham Hotspur in April 2021, Jose Mourinho has never been far from the public eye as his illustrious career continued.

The Portuguese head coach who has won most of the trophies there is to be won in domestic football, was only out of work three months before taking control at Serie A club AS Roma. Prior to managing competitively again, Mourinho was hired as a pundit by talkSPORT for the delayed Euro 2020 as he prepared for his return to the football hot seat.

Once back in management, Mourinho made history at Roma as he led the club to their first trophy in 14 years when they won the inaugural Europa Conference League. However, results in Serie A were less impressive with two sixth-placed finishes seen as a poor return on investments by the owners.

Eventually, the lack of forward momentum from Mourinho's Roma cost him dearly and he was sacked in January of this year. Not one to stay out of the limelight for long, the 61-year-old has been vocal about returning to management.

Saudi Arabia took this as a sign to pursue the former Premier League boss and the Portuguese has been in the Middle East a lot recently. He was surprisingly in attendance for Anthony Joshua's fight with Francis Ngannou and Mourinho was trackside for the Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix.

Reports over the weekend have also suggested that Mourinho is set for a return to the Middle East soon for talks with Al-Qadsiah but it seems his heart could be set on a Premier League return. Just over a fortnight ago, Mourinho was captured watching Liverpool's victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage which led to speculation that he wanted to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

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He has also been linked with a third stint at Chelsea with Mauricio Pochettino under fire but Manchester United are now believed to be back on his radar. The Manchester Evening News understands Mourinho is keen on a second stint in charge of the Old Trafford club and would 'walk' to Manchester if that meant he could.

Mourinho is thought to be friends with Sir Jim Ratcliffe but he is not expecting the INEOS owner to give him a call in the summer should Erik ten Hag be sacked. While his future is not certain, what does seem to be a guarantee is that he will be back in the dugout before too long.