Jose Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has reportedly offered the Tottenham manager to Joan Laporta to include in his proposal to become Barcelona president.
Barcelona presidential elections loom on the horizon and, as such, all the candidates are preparing their proposals to try and land the role.
What that means is they put forward a plan, including what manager they would like to hire should they get the job.
Step forward Jorge Mendes and Jose Mourinho whom, you have to think, has given his blessing to his agent to put his name forward.
Barcelona, however, are not interested in the Spurs manager with Dario Gol reporting they Catalan club gave a ‘resounding no’ to the idea.
They claim that’s because of Mourinho’s history in interviewing for the job, namely in 2008 when it did not go well. The fact Mourinho then signed for Real Madrid (after two years with Inter Milan in between) is another black mark against him.
Mourinho is currently averaging 1.77 points-per-game with Spurs after 48 games, his lowest tally since he managed Leiria (1.72) before moving to Porto. At Manchester United he averaged 1.97 while at Benfica, his first managerial job, 1.80, Porto 2.31, Chelsea (1) 2.23, Inter Milan 2.12, Real Madrid 2.30, and Chelsea (2) 1.96.
He is, as you can see, a star very much on the wane.
Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, is averaging 2.03 points after 40 games in his first role in senior management.