Mourinho free to take Real Madrid job as Manchester United pay £15m

Lynette Rowe
January 11, 2019

Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last month and the Red Devils have won all five games under interim replacement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The improved contract United agreed with Mourinho a year ago was due to run until the end of the 2019-20 season, with an option of a further season.

The 55-year-old was dismissed on December 18 after two-and-a-half seasons in charge.

Mourinho is sure to have plenty to say about the game featuring another of his former clubs, as well as a team he has not held in the highest esteem during his time in English football.

Jose Mourinho has only been out of a job for a few weeks, but he is already set to return to our television screens.

Sunday's 2-0 defeat at home to Real Sociedad was Los Blancos' sixth of the season, which saw them fall 10 points behind league leaders Barcelona.

Real Madrid, who the Portuguese coached from 2010-2013, have been heavily linked with a move to bring Mourinho back to the Bernabeu.

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Real Madrid are the supposed suitors as their disastrous form in La Liga continues under Santiago Solari.

Mail Online report that Mourinho is free to take another job after his compensation package of £15m was paid to him by United immediately following his dismissal.

When a professional returns or is invited to return to a club it is a tremendous honour.

The Portuguese, whose reign as United manager ended last month, will offer his "forthright opinions" as a studio pundit on the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 19, as well as the Asian Cup match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia two days earlier, beIN SPORTS said. "But to help end all the speculation on this subject, I will say that at this moment, today, I have no intention of working in Portugal".

But the manager was let go by the club due to their struggles in all competitions this campaign as they were sixth on the log before he was sacked.

Mourinho has also been spoken of as a possible successor to the axed Rui Vitoria at Benfica.

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