Legendary Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was recently sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, ending a 17-month reign in charge of the Lilywhites.
The 58-year-old will forever be a legend at Stamford Bridge after having led the Blues to three Premier League titles across two stints with the club, however, he will now find it hard to attract offers from elite clubs across Europe’s top five leagues following his last two spells with Manchester United and Spurs which were underwhelming.
The following are options that Mourinho could consider:
Mourinho has had a successful career, having won league titles in Portugal, Spain, England, and Italy. Prior to taking the Spurs managerial job, he worked as a pundit. If he wants to maintain his legacy as a manager, he could opt to now retire and work full-time as a pundit where his input will be valued.
However, knowing the personality of Mourinho, this seems unlikely. He will be keen to prove his doubters wrong by showing that he can still win silverware at the highest level. He is far from retirement age and could still potentially manage at the highest level for another 12-years.
Due to his legacy, Mourinho may still get offers from Europe’s top five leagues, though they will be unlikely to come from elite clubs such as Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Liverpool.
He may attract offers from clubs with a similar status to West Ham and Southampton. The question is will he be willing to take charge of a club with a modest budget and work towards rebuilding his name as a manager?
Opt for the international game
Perhaps the time may be right for Mourinho to step aside from club football and venture into international football? If he does this, there will be no shortage of countries that will be keen on recruiting him for his tactical acumen.