As Chelsea were losing at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup last night, the away fans couldn’t resist taking a dig at Chelsea. The home side look likely to be needing a new manager soon and United fans couldn’t help chanting Jose Mourinho as a possible replacement.

The Portuguese manager hasn’t found a new job since he left Old Trafford earlier this season. Mind you, with a multi-million pay-off from United, he doesn’t exactly need to. He still wants to be a manager though, so just who might be his next club?

Back to Madrid?

The weekend saw Real Madrid lose at home to Girona as their bid to win La Liga faltered. They are already on their second manager of the season but could a third be on his way? Real play Barcelona a couple of times in the next few weeks and poor results in those games could signal the end of Santiago Scolari. It might happen earlier if they were to be knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax.

Mourinho managed Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013 winning one La Liga title. It’s currently 5/2 (3.5) at SportPesa that his next managerial position is with Real.

Back to the Premier League?

Could Mourinho’s next job be with an English Premier League team that plays in blue? It’s not the one you are thinking of though, because it’s Everton that could be a likely destination not Chelsea. A return to Stamford Bridge is 16/1 at SkyBet but surely he can’t have a third spell in charge or could he?

Everton have big plans for the future but despite spending big in the transfer market, they are currently ninth in the table and 18 points adrift of the Champions League places. Manager Marco Silva has seen his team lose six out of the last eight league games and be knocked out of the FA Cup by Millwall. A loss to Cardiff this weekend and then the Merseyside derby could see him out the door.

A return to the Premier League to a team with big ambitions and lots of money to spend looks right up Mourinho’s street. He’s 4/1 at SportPesa to head to Goodison Park next.

Published by Steve Ashfield

Steve is a self-employed freelance writer with years of experience writing about everything from sport to politics. He loves his statistics and quotes them at every opportunity.

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