The Special One
JOSE MOURINHO will only consider becoming the next Liverpool manager if Tom Hicks and George Gillett are stripped of power.
The Inter Milan boss is very interested in the chance to replace Rafa Benitez this summer.
But Mourinho has no intention of joining a club with a divided boardroom under the American co-owners.
Mourinho has told associates the prospect of reviving the Merseysiders does appeal, but he would need to be sure he would have the resources to succeed. Liverpool will sound out Mourinho as they consider a change of management this summer.
But Manchester City and Real Madrid are also interested in the ex-Chelsea boss.
Ironically, Mourinho would want the same guarantees on funding and ownership at Liverpool that Benitez has demanded.
The Kop boss is aware his position is under review and his boardroom support has been evaporating since January.
It seems that Rafa Benitez is also considering his future.
Mourinho is top of any list of candidates to replace the Spaniard although Manchester City and Real Madrid are also in the hunt for his services.
Although the Kop fans are divided on the position of their manager, they are united in their concern about what calibre of replacement Liverpool will attract if the Americans don’t go.
There is a growing sense of desperation and exasperation at the Americans’ stance as they appear to be in a state of delusion about the true value of the Merseyside club.
Kop officials will know in the next two weeks if the £100m cash injection from the Rhone Group hedge fund will go ahead.
While I think Rafa is still the man for the job, what would Mourinho bring to the club?
Maybe the coveted Title after all these years.
What do you think?
Is it time to embrace ‘The Special One’, or should we stick with Rafa for one more season, after all, we still might win the Europa League and gain 4th place this year.