Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer a massive deal worth £60 million for Jose Mourinho.
According to a report from The Sun, the Portuguese manager will be handed out a three-year lucrative deal which includes bonuses for successes in both leagues and cups.
It is also claimed that, if Mourinho put pen to paper on the terms reported, he will become the highest-paid football manager in the history of the game itself.
The Portuguese manager and his advisers are believed to be confident enough that the proposed deal—which will see the ex-Chelsea boss earn up to £20 million per year—is a ‘done deal’.
The terms outlined by The Sun are probably intriguing considering Mourinho’s failure in the first half of the ongoing season.
While the 53-year-old Portuguese won the league title with the Blues last season, the reigning champions had to endure a miserable start to this season and the coach was fired back in December with the west Londoners firmly stuck in the bottom half of the table.
Mourinho has won the Champions League title with FC Porto and Inter Milan, a record which, coupled with his EPL success over two spells with Chelsea, certainly makes him an appealing prospect for the Old Trafford hierarchy.
However, some contradictory reports suggest Jose Mourinho’s inability to nurture young players looks to be the main reason why Manchester United now don’t regard the Portuguese manager as a potential successor to Louis van Gaal.
Some powerful influences in the Old Trafford boardroom believes he cannot be fully trusted to keep faith with the club’s long-standing philosophy of bringing up home-grown talent from their Academy.
United have always enjoyed a proud tradition of developing their own stars; there has been a homegrown player in every single match-day squad since October 1937.
Mourinho has no pedigree when it’s referred to committing to youth ones.
Also the disturbing fact that the Special One hasn’t been able to stay in any of his seven managerial spells for longer than three years is another important reason why he is not seen as a good fit by the influential figures roaming the club’s corridors of power.
The major concern is youngsters like Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Paddy McNair will see their smooth pathway into the first team suddenly blocked if Manchester United decide to bring in Mourinho to pacify some disgruntled supporters.
Jose Mourinho has handed just five starts to Chelsea academy players in his five years spell at Stamford Bridge, it’s certainly a damning statistics.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathan Ake, Sam Hutchinson, Andreas Christensen and Lenny Pidgeley are the only lucky youth products to be given the opportunity to start a game for the first team under the Portuguese manager.