Jose Mourinho reportedly dined with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanlleh this week as the north London side consider axing under-fire manager Unai Emery.
The Gunners are thought to be plotting a sensational move for the former Manchester United boss if they call time on the Spaniard’s stint in Emirates, which has proved unspectacular to date.
According to The Times, Mourinho and Sanllehi had dinner together, with ‘The Special One’ suitably impressed with the latter’s plans for Arsenal’s squad.
Pressure is mounting on Emery, who reportedly only has a couple of games to save his job following the 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Emirates on Saturday.
Sanllehi is desperate for Champions League football to return to the Emirates, and believes Mourinho could be the man to deliver it.
Mourinho, 56, has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018, but has spoken of his desire to return to management sooner rather than later.
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In an interview by the Coaches Voice in September, Mourinho revealed that he was ready to return to the dugout – on one condition.
“The only thing I know is what I don’t want,” he said. “What I don’t want is crystal clear.
“What I want – the general profile of it of course – but I cannot say clubs and country.
“I am quite pathological in this sense that I have to play to win.”
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