The richest club in the world – Newcastle, wants Jose Mourinho as a manager, claims Il Messaggero.
The Magpies are looking for a replacement for Steve Bruce, and the Roma coach is at the top of their list. According to the new bosses, that will significantly increase the image of “black and whites”. The special forces took over the “wolves” before the start of the current season and have a contract until 2024, but he can leave “Olimpico” quickly with a favorable offer from “St. James’s Park”.
Mourinho has extensive experience in the Premier League, where he has twice led Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. Other names for Newcastle’s new manager are Antonio Conte, who is currently free, Brendan Rodgers of Leicester, Frank Lampard (free), Lucien Favre (free), Steven Gerrard (Glasgow Rangers), Graham Potter (Brighton), Rob (Italy) , Rafael Benitez (Everton), Zinedine Zidane (free) and others.
According to former England international Danny Mills, Mourinho is best suited for the position. “If the club is ready to spend money to build a team that is successful, then I would invite Mourinho. With enough money and complete freedom, Jose will lead the team to success faster than anyone else,” Mills said.
“If Newcastle don’t want to waste time fighting for salvation and the European zone, but quickly target at least the top three, Jose is the ideal option. He needs to be given the money to buy the players he needs. He’s one of the few coaches who can do it. “He can create a great team in just a week. The game may not be brilliant, but victories will definitely come with it,” Mills added.