Duncan Castles has revealed that Jose Mourinho has already been approached by three clubs from across Europe following his sacking from Tottenham last week.
The timing of Mourinho’s sacking came as a surprise to many, with the Spurs boss being relieved of his duties just six days before the Carabao Cup final.
Reports have indicated that one of the main reasons Daniel Levy decided to pull the plug on the former Spurs boss was due to his increasingly strained relationship with some of the Tottenham players.
Some pundits have opined that we have likely seen the last of Mourinho in the Premier League after he was let go by Tottenham.
However, if Castles is to be believed, the experienced coach has already been approached by Celtic, Valencia and AS Roma to be their next boss.
The journalist explained that while the 58-year-old, who is keen on getting back into management, has turned down Celtic’s approach.
He also suggested that the Valencia job may not be an appealing one for Mourinho to take on right now due to the club’s precarious position.
Castles said in the recent episode of the Transfer Window Podcast: “He (Mourinho) is keen to get to back to work, if not immediately, certainly next season. He has been handling approaches and offers since that dismissal.”
“My information is that the first of those approaches came from Celtic Football Club who are in need of significant managerial change.
“They are in need of a change of fortune to get themselves back on top of the heap in Scotland after Steven Gerrard guided Rangers to the Scottish title by a significant margin.
“My understanding is that his response to that approach from Celtic – not ready to coach now. There have been other offers.
“A significant one has come in Spain where Valencia are in the process of negotiating with one of Mourinho’s representatives over coming in as the sucessor to Javi Gracia, who they recently sacked as coach.
“In the Spanish end, there is a belief that those talks are very serious and that there is a good chance Mourinho will accept the position.
“It’s an interesting one because Valencia are in a bad financial state, have not been organised over the last few years under Peter Lim.
“They are currently 14th in La Liga. Gracia took the job knowing players will be sold and he would have to do an intense bit of coaching work – something that he was not scared of doing, something he did successfully at Watford during his initial time there.
“But as soon as he got into the job, even more players were sold under him than he had expected. So, looking at it from the outside, it is quite a challenging position for Mourinho to take as he would want to demonstrate his qualities and prove people wrong.”
“The Third club I have heard have approached Mourinho and who he would be interested in pursuing that discussion with, is AS Roma.”
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