The Syrian Football Association have officially offered Jose Mourinho the job to become the new head coach of their national team.
Mourinho has been out of work since getting sacked by Chelsea back in December 2015, and is currently being linked heavily with Manchester United, with some reports suggesting that the 53-year-old has already signed a pre-contract with the Old Trafford club.
However, speculation surrounding the Special One’s future has taken a new turn with the Syrian national team making an audacious bid to lure the Portuguese tactician into helping them qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
The Syrian FA’s official Facebook page posted the following quote: “After a meeting between the president of the Syrian Football Federation; Salahuddin Ramadan, the vice-president of the Syrian Union Chairman of the national teams, the director of the first team, Fadi Dabbas and secretary-general of the Syrian Football Federation Qutaiba al-Rifaiit, it was agreed to send a formal offer to the agency of the coach Jose Mourinho to train the Syrian national football team.”
But with Syria currently sitting 123rd in the world rankings, it’s safe to presume that Mourinho will not be accepting the managerial offer.