Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly being coveted by bosses of the Chinese Super League. The domestic competition is currently awash with cash and organisers are hoping to lure Mourinho into furthering its rapid progression.
Liverpool transfer target Alex Teixeira recently became the latest sought-after player to swap European football for the Chinese Super League. And according to The Mirror, Mourinho has held talks with officials about following suit.
Mourinho - who has been out of work since leaving Chelsea in December - and his agent Jorge Mendes were in Shanghai last month, and the duo reportedly met Zhang Dazhong, the chief executive of Chinese marketing company Alisports. It is said that during the meeting, they discussed trying to find a role for Mourinho within Chinese football.
The Portuguese, who has been persistently linked with the managerial role at Manchester United, has no intention of accepting a coaching job in China. However, it has been suggested he would be interested in a consultancy job, provided it was on his terms.
The report comes amid claims Mourinho has accepted the chance to became Manchester United's new manager in the summer. The two-time Chelsea boss has supposedly been lined up to replace Louis van Gaal at the end of the current campaign.