Jose Mourinho’s enforced hideout from football management looks like about to come to a welcome end; but in a very bizarre location.
The Portuguese manager has been out of a work since being shown door by Chelsea hierarchy back in December, and has earlier insisted he is keen to get back into football.
“The reality is I like football so much, I miss football, and when I have the chance to be back I will come back.”
Since receiving the painful blow from Stamford Bridge for the second time in his career, the former Real Madrid boss has long been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United this summer.
However if Ed Woodward is dreaming to secure the services of the Portuguese he has to move fast now as Mourinho has been approached with one firm job offer and it’s a lucrative one.
With rumours increasingly spreading that Jose Mourinho has agreed a deal in principle to take charge from Louis van Gaal next season, the Syrian Football Federation out of nowhere have made an outrageous offer to hijack the deal.
The Syrian national football team have written an interesting letter to Mourinho’s management company, Gestifute, and posted the letter to their Facebook page also.
The Syrian FA explained that after a positive meeting between the heads of the Syrian national team, it was anonymously agreed that negotiations would soon start with Jose Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
The letter reads: “We are getting in touch to make you aware of our interest in making an official offer to sign Jose Mourinho as the new manager of the Syrian national team.
“The team has qualified for the third phase of the Asian qualifying competition for the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
“We would like you to know that we are open to negotiate with you on the conditions required to sign Mourinho after both sides come to an agreement.”
The bizarre offer comes just a few months after Mourinho was offered a deal from the “worst team in the world” – the famous Ibis Sports Club.
It’s still not clear whether Jose Mourinho will grab the once in a lifetime opportunity to work in war-torn Damascus, or hold out for a shot at the Manchester United job which is still possible.