Staying at the helm of one club for decades altogether seems like a task that ended with the reigns of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.
Nevertheless, managers are still making all the difference at their clubs, and as of such, they are becoming as valuable, if not more, than some of the top stars that ply their trades on the pitch.
An interesting thing that occurs with players all the time is a prodigal return to old chomping grounds. However, when it comes to gaffers, this trend is less prominent.
The biggest name to feature in such a return is Jose Mourinho, who famously won glory thrice at Chelsea, in two separate tenures with the club. But now, there is an update regarding rumours that Real Madrid too, wish to bring Mourinho back to the Bernabeu in face of their current woes.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Juventus, Mourinho weighed in on the Madrid rumors by stating: “No I am happy here. I’m happy to see out my contract and I would like to stay after my contract. All I think about is Manchester United.”
Fans will be simply ecstatic at the Portuguese gaffer’s response. Much speculation was doing the rounds regarding the potential sacking of Mourinho, after what has been an underwhelming start to their Premier League campaign.
However, the past two weeks altered that narrative quite a bit, and the recent Real Madrid speculation almost proved to be a point of woe.
Interestingly, the rumours began as a result of things going awry in the Spanish capital. Los Blancos put much faith in former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui when they signed him to replace Zidane at the start of this season.
However, their campaign has been sordid to say the least, having not tasted victory in their last 5 games, and they now sit quite ominously in the 7th spot in the La Liga table. Trouble brewing?