Jose Mourinho is still linked with top positions and we could soon see him return to one of Europe’s big five leagues.
The Special One is looking for a new project following his surprise sacking by Roma last month.
And the legendary boss has reportedly set his sights on one of the biggest gigs in the game, where he will look to add to his two Champions League winners’ medals.
According to German newspaper Bild, the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager is learning German with the aim of taking the reins of Bayern Munich.
Fellow Champions League winner Thomas Tuchel is currently in charge of the Bundesliga champions but faces increasing pressure with his side trailing league leaders Bayer Leverkusen by five points.
After losing 3-0 in their top-of-the-table clash against Leverkusen, Bild reports that Mourinho “would be willing” to step in at the Bavarian club and could reunite with Harry Kane, who he managed at Tottenham.
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This is not the first time the Portuguese maverick has expressed interest in taking on the German elite, where he has yet to succeed.
In 2019, he was quoted in Gazzetta dello Sport saying: “At the moment I’m studying German. The Bundesliga? Now I’m studying German because I miss the language.”
“But I’m not excluding anything, not even Germany.”
With Mourinho subsequently refusing to rule out a move to the six-time European champions, all recent updates on the iconic figure seem to suggest he would be strongly interested in the Bayern job.
Following his shock sacking by Roma, the Special One was aiming for an instant return, with talks with Napoli seemingly on the cards.
Although the move ultimately did not materialize, he was later tipped to take over at Saudi Pro League side Al Shabab, before rejecting the approach while waiting for “an option that motivates him”.
Having shown no signs of seeking a role away from the spotlight, and with recent news that he is honing his language skills, the job at Bayern Munich could be exactly the opportunity that captures Mourinho’s attention.
He will have to bide his time if he wants to prioritize a first chance in the Bundesliga, with Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen telling Bild that “nothing is changing” regarding Tuchel’s managerial role.