New Delhi: Jose Mourinho's second tenure at Chelsea FC came to an abrupt end after owner Roman Abramovich sacked the manager on Thursday citing the club's dismal run in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho who had a signed a four-year contract this year after guiding the Blues to the EPL crown last season, faced the brunt of his owner who has sacked 10 managers during his reign.
Jose has been a proven winner and has been pivotal in the Premier League but now finds himself jobless after over two seasnos and five months with Chelsea.
This opens a window of opportunity for Manchester United whose season under Louis van Gaal is looking off-coloured at the moment. Gaal helped United finish fourth last season and has the task of getting the side to finish better this season and also win a trophy. United are out of Champions League and have their sights on the FA Cup and Europa League.
Under Gaal United have failed to play attractive football and he is in immense pressure with the side having a poor run despite being fourth in the table.
Jose Mourinho was one of United's options after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement but the former Real Madrid manager had already set his mind on Chelsea. This time United have found themselves in a position where they could snap up Mourinho at the end of the season or even before if Gaal's poor run continues.
Mourinho's experience, winning mentality and Sir Alex Ferguson's great friendship with the Portuguese could play a big factor in United going for him.
Mourinho has the best winning percentage in the history of the EPL as a manager.
But should United get him, given the likes of Carlo Ancelotti being available and a possibility of Pep Guardiola leaving Bayern at the end of this season.
But will Pep Guardiola succeed with the present United team? Or will Ancelotti be a good fit instead of Mourinho? These are decisions United think-tank have to make.
If Mourinho does come in ahead of those two managers, it will be a classic act and message to the Premier League rivals.