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Jose Mourinho in line for unusual new job amid Chelsea third spell links

Published: Updated: 06:40, 21 May 2024
One Saudi club are reportedly trying lure Mourinho for technical director position

Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager, has reportedly been offered an intriguing new role in Saudi Arabia. This comes amid speculation about his potential return to Stamford Bridge due to uncertainties surrounding Mauricio Pochettino's future.

According to reports, Al-Qadisiyah, an ambitious second-tier club based in Saudi Arabia, has approached the Portuguese head coach with a proposal for him to become their new technical director. This position would mark a significant shift from Mourinho's previous roles as either a manager or assistant.

The role of technical director for Saudi club could be appealing for Mourinho following his disappointing exit from AS Roma. As a technical director, he would be responsible for overseeing all football operations at the club - ranging from player recruitment to managerial appointments.

This opportunity might provide him with a fresh perspective on football management and offer him the chance to apply his extensive experience and knowledge in a different capacity.

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Interestingly enough, this offer aligns with Mourinho’s expressed interest in working within the Middle East region. However, whether he will accept this unexpected opportunity depends largely on developments within European football over the coming weeks.

Jose Mourinho, former Chelsea manager, said:

"I will go to Saudi Arabia in some free time, but I am convinced that I will work there," he said.

"I don't know when, but I am pretty sure of it. No one knows the future, but I will definitely do this. Doors are always open for me in Saudi Arabia. I want to feel the development there."

At 61 years old, there are rumors linking him with another stint the Blues if Mauricio Pochettino is dismissed. Although he has previously been non-committal about returning to Chelsea for a third time, circumstances could change rapidly if these speculations turn into reality.

Uncertainties surrounding Pochettino’s future

Pochettino himself seems uncertain about what lies ahead for him but hasn't received any indication that he will be sacked soon. His situation adds another layer of complexity and intrigue around where Jose Mourinho might end up next season.

The coming weeks will be crucial in determining Mourinho's next move. Whether he chooses to embark on a new journey in Saudi Arabia or return to familiar territory at Chelsea remains to be seen. Regardless of his decision, it is certain that his vast experience and tactical acumen will continue to make him a sought-after figure in the world of football.

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