Jose Mourinho’s agent has reportedly put the 60-year-old’s name forward to become Xavi’s replacement at Barcelona.
The former Chelsea, Man United and Tottenham manager was relieved of his duties with Serie A side Roma, who sit ninth in the league table, despite asking for a new contract.
However, Mourinho – who was yesterday spotted leaving the Roma training ground with tears in his eyes – may have a new role already lined up, according to reports.
El Nacional claim that Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has put the 60-year-old’s name forward to become Xavi’s replacement at Barcelona.
Xavi is reportedly fighting to keep the confidence of multiple first-team players at Barcelona, given their recent struggles.
Barcelona are fourth in LaLiga, eight points off pace-setters Girona, and their latest blow came in a 4-1 battering by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final.
Should Mourinho make the move, it would come as a shock to fans given his time at rivals Real Madrid, where he won one LaLiga and one Copa Del Rey.
Mourinho joined Roma in May 2021 and spent two-and-a-half years in the role, leading them to the Europa Conference League title in 2022 when they beat Feyenoord, which was the club’s first European trophy since 1961.
He also guided them to the Europa League final last season, before they were defeated by Sevilla on penalties.