Jose Mourinho back to the game?

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Posted: Saturday, 2019-07 at 06:15AM

Mr Hui the chairman of Evergrande Group, which finances Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, and is committed to bringing the best names in football to the Far East. The billionaire real estate developer, who is said to have a strong ambition to inspire China to reach the World Cup and perform with honour, had positive discussions with former Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid manager Mourinho recently, with the opportunity to manage Evergrande and the national team both on the table. The signing of Mourinho – one of the most successful managers of all time – will be among the biggest in world football and demonstrate China’s ambition to be a force in the game. Other leading coaches, including Fabio Capello and Sven-Göran Eriksson, have managed in China while Rafa Benitez recently took charge of Dalian Yifang, but Mourinho would be the greatest capture yet. Mourinho has been out of management since leaving Manchester United in December 2018. He endured a disappointing spell at Old Trafford but boasts an incredible record, having won 26 major honours over the course of his 19-year managerial career. Mourinho recently said he was ready to return to management this summer. Speaking in May, the 56-year-old said: “I have a lot of qualities and one of them is to respect other clubs and their management. “I have never spoken like ‘this club wanted me, they contacted me’. “When I left Manchester United in December, I immediately took the decision I want to work from the summer. “I hope to be back to work in July in a project I really like.”

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