Former Real Madrid and Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho, is being lined up by Borussia Dortmund to take over as their new manager according to reports in Germany.
Mourinho is keen to get back into management and Dortmund could be an attractive choice, given their regular appearance in the Champions League and boast stars such as Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, and Paco Alcacer.
The former Chelsea manager has been out of coaching job since he was sacked by Manchester United last year but is already learning to speak German, according to Bild.
The 56-year-old has appeared on Sky Sports as a pundit but wants to return to the touchline.
The chance to challenge Bayern Munich’s utter dominance of German football might also appeal to the famously combative manager.
Bild report that Mourinho is Dortmund’s no 1 choice to take over from Lucien Favre, whose side have made an inconsistent start to the season having been proclaimed by some to be favourites to win the Bundesliga ahead of the mighty Bayern.
Mourinho has already been in communication with Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Dortmund Chief Executive, but Bild also suggest that former RB Leipzig boss, Ralf Rangnick, could be in the frame for the job.
It is thought that Mourinho would need to take a huge drop in salary compared with his reported £24million-a-year wages at United.