Jose Mourinho is in negotiations Hui Ka Yan to take over the Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Jose Mourinho is in talks with the richest man in China, Hui Ka Yan, to take over the Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, and possibly even the Chinese national team.
Hui, who is one of the chairmen of the Evergrande Group, has dedicated himself to develop Chinese football – helping them gain World Cup Qualification sooner. These two men met a few days back, with Hui determined to land one of the successful managers available in world football to make a huge statement of intent.
According to the reliable Telegraph, Jose Mourinho is tempted by the prospect of managing a Chinese Super League side and the national team. The Portuguese International is not contracted to anybody after getting fired by Manchester United last season.
The former Chelsea boss is impressed with the full-fledged development work towards Chinese football. In the recent past, Mourinho had spoken about new challenges and managing a national team.
Hui is well-known for his passion for football and strives towards the development of the overall game. Having qualified for the World Cup only once, China are solely focussing on the buildout towards their mission.
Guangzhou Evergrande has had successful managers in the recent past. Marcelo Lippi once managed the club and lifted the AFC Champions League on two occasions in 2013 and 2015.
It is regarded as the most valuable team in China and is currently coach by Italy’s World Cup winning defender Fabio Cannavaro with its squad including the former Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona midfielder Paulinho.
When Jose Mourinho was asked about the possibility of managing in China, he played it down because of his age. But, he reiterated that any individual should not be criticised because of the wantaway to the Asian mainland.
He said: “My opinion is that everyone is free to choose his life. I am nobody to criticise anyone.”
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 5, 2019
Jose Mourinho is in talks with the richest man in China, Hui Ka Yan, to take over at Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande and possibly even the national team. Mourinho is tempted by the prospect of helping to develop the league but also the Chinese national team. (@TeleFootball)
— Transfer News (@TransferBrief) July 5, 2019
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) July 5, 2019
Sporting greatness at Wimbledon. Jose Mourinho and Rafael Nadal had a good chat today. Mourinho was also asked about his future by Sky Italy reporter @meloccaros. Maybe a return to Serie one day? “It could be possible.” #Mourinho #Nadal pic.twitter.com/hYoi082Cf6
— Paul Gilmour (@skysportspaulg) July 4, 2019
💥 BREAKING 💥
Jose Mourinho is in talks with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande to become their new manager
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) July 5, 2019
Chinese side Dalian Yifang already announced the signing of Rafa Benitez. Jose Mourinho could follow his rival to China.