Football fans are desperate for Jose Mourinho to take over at their club after news broke today of the Special One’s plans to return to football management.
The three-time Premier League winner has been linked to a host of clubs since his departure from Manchester United last December, but the Portuguese boss is still yet to sign for a club.
Mourinho has been working as an analyst on Sky Sports most recently, but it has been claimed that the 56-year-old has made a decision regarding his next managerial role.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas today confirmed that the Ligue Un side had asked Mourinho to meet over their vacant position, but the boss refused as he had already chosen another club.
The owner said: “We had some fairly flattering exchanges over SMS. It was nice for everyone.
“He did not accept our proposal to meet because he has already chosen another club.”
And French outlet RMC Sport claim the former Inter Milan boss is holding out on a return to the Premier League, sparking calls from fans of many English clubs to make Mourinho their new manager.
One Man Utd supporter wrote: “Reverse what you did @manutd.”
While another agreed: “Bring him back!!!! Give him a world class sporting director in Campos this time. He clearly needed help but everyone was against him.”
But the Red Devils’ faithful face competition from Everton fans who have had enough of Mourinho’s compatriot, Marco Silva.
One tweeted: “@Everton now’s your chance… Stop getting mangers who have potential and never fulfil it! Time for a winner.”
Another simply put: “@Everton appoint.”
Tottenham Hotspur was another destination touted by fans, with one writing: “Waiting for the Spurs job.”
A second supporter added: “Spurs I’d imagine.”
One Newcastle United fan hoped the Geordies would sign the two-time Champions League winner, despite the Toon currently having Steve Bruce at the helm. They wrote: “Newcastle. I know I’m dreaming, but let me.”
One Crystal Palace supporter even lined up the boss as Roy Hodgson’s replacement when the ex-England manager retires. They put: “Palace once Hodgson retires.”
Despite the suggestions of Mourinho holding out for a Premier League job, many fans of lower-league teams also dreamt of the Portuguese taking over at their clubs.
One supporter wrote: @SunderlandAFC inbound.”
While another tweeted: “Bolton incoming.”
“Obviously wants the Reading job,” wrote a third football fan.
While a fourth posted: “Come to Barnsley.”