In the eyes of many British football fans, Jose Mourinho made his name at Old Trafford.
The Theatre of Dreams was where the now-legendary manager first hit the UK headlines – in 2004, when he sprung out of his seat in the dugout, before sprinting down the touchline to celebrate a late Porto goal, which sent Manchester United out of the Champions League.
Mourinho and Porto went on to win the Champions League that year.
Then came his move to Chelsea, where he announced himself as “special”. And that he was! Three Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FA Cup make him the Blues’ most successful manager of all time.
But Mourinho’s magnificence did not prevent him from being sacked by Roman Abramovich – twice!
Since his most recent dismissal – in December – Mourinho is without a club.
That could change this summer, with The Sun reporting that United will come calling with a huge offer.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils will offer Mourinho a three-year deal worth £60m, including bonuses.
The same newspaper claim that the deal would make Mourinho the highest-paid football manager of all time, adding that Manchester City will ‘only’ be paying new boss Pep Guardiola £15m for year.
During his career with Chelsea, Mourinho had a superb record against United, losing just once in six years over two spells at Stamford Bridge.