'I heard' — Former Man Utd manager 'ready' to take over at Bayern Munich amid Thomas Tuchel pressure
Former Manchester United manager José Mourinho could have his next position in sight following reports of him being interested in the Bayern Munich job. Thomas Tuchel is feeling the pressure after his side's crunch battle with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday ended in a frustrating 3-0 loss for the reigning champions.
Bayern are the powerhouses of Germany and hold the record for most league titles won in its history. The last time a different club won the Bundesliga was Borussia Dortmund back in 2012, and now Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen are on the cusp of breaking the Bavarians' sensational reign.
Five points now separate the two at the top of the table, with Leverkusen yet to lose a single game this season. Bayern fans are growing agitated and if the club opt to part ways with Tuchel, there will undoubtedly be a long line of candidates interested in the job.
According to Bild, Mourinho is 'keen' on the idea of managing Bayern Munich, and reporter Christian Falk has claimed that the former Chelsea, United and Tottenham Hotspur boss 'would be ready' to jump in if the opportunity presented itself.
"I heard he’s learning German. He has flirted with the office in the past. He would be ready," Falk said.
Mourinho's last managerial role was at AS Roma — he joined the Serie A side a month after being sacked by Spurs in April 2021. His exit marked the first time he had left a club without winning a trophy since 2002. The 61-year-old spent just shy of three years in Italy before Roma dismissed him last month.
Mourinho spent two-and-a-half-years at Old Trafford, joining in 2016 and guiding the Reds to the EFL Cup and Europa League titles in his first season. He became the first United manager to win major silverware in his debut campaign with the club.
Since his sacking in 2018, 'The Special One' has been at two clubs and won just one trophy — the Europa Conference League in 2022 with Roma.