Date: 24th January 2011 at 1:28pm
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Jose Mourinho is being his unpredictable self again. Last week the Real Madrid manager was discussing his feature at Madrid and he was not too happy with what was going on. “Regarding my future, we’ll see what happens at the end of the season,” said Mourinho despite his appointment at the Bernabeu in the summer. “Contracts aren’t the most important thing in football. If all the parties are happy at the end of a campaign, they remain together. If they aren’t, they don’t.”

Reports in Spain claim relations between the Real manager and the club’s director Jorge Valdano have become strained in recent weeks, fuelling speculation Mourinho could be set to leave. Mourinho is said to be unhappy at the board’s refusal to provide him with funds to bring in another striker to cover for the injured Gonzalo HiguaĆ­n.

Mourinho has always hinted that he would want to return to the Premier League one day. The smart money would be on Mourinho taking over from Alex Ferguson at Manchester United but that may not be any time soon as Fergsuon seems to want to stay on at United for many more seasons to come. I can not see Mourinho going back to Chelsea for as long as Roman is still in control there. Wenger does not seem to be leaving Arsenal any time soon either. That leaves Mourinho with Liverpool.

Jose has achieved a great deal in his career already. He has won the Champions League twice, he has numerous league titles and cups with the clubs he has managed. He may want to win La Liga but it does not look like he will do that this season as Barcelona look to have wrapped that up. And if the speculation is true that Mourinho is unhappy at Madrid and he will leave in the summer, what then?

Liverpool would provide an interesting challenge for Mourinho. He has won almost everything there is to win in the game besides the World Cup, and I can not see him winning that anytime soon especially if he wants to lead Portugal to the World Cup. A project like Liverpool would give Mourinho total satisfaction. Imagine how he would feel if he is the one to lead Liverpool to their first League Title in twenty odd years?

It is going to take a special manager to lead Liverpool back to the top. We currently have Kenny Dalglish at the helm and I would love nothing more than seeing him stay on as Liverpool manager and lead us back to the top. But at the same time, someone like Mourinho could be positioned to do the same. Thoughts of Mourinho to manage Liverpool come the summer are not too far off:
1) He may easily leaving Madrid this summer.
2) Dalglish is only incharge until the summer and then Liverpool may look for a new manager and if Mourinho is available, there is no better man who is available who could take over.
3) Steve Clarke is already at Liverpool and he has worked successfully well with Mourinho already.

Given the option who would you want to manage Liverpool next season?

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