Zeenews Sports Bureau
Madrid: Pep Guardiola’s announcement that he wants to work in the EPL seems to have temporarily made it tougher for EPL-loving Jose Mourinho to choose his club in England should he decide to venture back to the British Isles.
Rumour has it that the self-dubbed ‘Special One’ will instead choose AC Milan as his next destination, heading east instead of west, if Real Madrid fail to win the Champions League this season.
Already off the pace in the league where Barcelona is going great guns, Real are also faced with the toughest Champions League Round of 16 draw where they must take on Manchester United. While Mourinho’s record against the club is enviable, failure to progress to the next round could spell the end of his only partially successful Real Madrid career.
The ‘Special One’ has previously had an incredibly memorable spell in Milan with AC Milan’s cross-town rivals Inter where he led them to a glorious treble, even winning the Champions League, before opting for a new challenge in Spain with Real.
With a familiar ground and a familiar city, Mourinho may look to re-establish his credentials before vying for his long-awaited Manchester United job when Ferguson does, eventually, decide to hang his boots, or hair-dryers.