Jose Mourinho refused to answer a question thrown at him regarding being the next Manchester United manager and renewing his rivalry with recently announced Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City recently declared Guardiola as their new manager to take over from current coach Manuel Pellegrini on June 30, 2016.
Given the turmoil currently going on at Old Trafford, United coach Luis Van Gaal is likely to face the boot at the end of the season. This will pave way for Mourinho to make his way back into English football once again.
Mourinho attended Gianni Infantio’s FIFA press conference at Wembley Stadium. However, he refused to answer questions regarding the United job.
It has to be noted that the Portuguese coach was involved win a fierce rivalry with Guardiola when he was the manager of Real Madrid and the Spaniard was at Barcelona.
— Paul Kelso (@pkelso) February 1, 2016
“Jose, now Pep’s going to Manchester City, do you fancy the United job?” Mourinho was asked on his way to the conference.
The Special One went past the reporter nodding his head without giving any reply. He even refused to acknowledge City’s new boss Guardiola on his venture to England.
Current Man City boss Pellegrini declared that he will be leaving City on June 30 to make his way for the former Barcelona manager.
“Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC head coach for the 2016-17 EPL season onwards.” City released an official statement on their website.
They mentioned that the contract is for three years. The statement also said that there were communications between the club and Guardiola in 2012 however the negotiations failed to materialize.
“The club are not doing anything behind me, I knew this one month ago, but I don’t think it’s good to have rumor or speculation about these things.” Pellegrini said, as reported by Mirror.
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