Jose Mourinho auditioned for Manchester United job and Mancini stays at Manchester City (says the Sun)
THE football transfer season is well and truly underway. With no competitive club footy to report on the newspapers jostle to prove that they have the inside track on the great game. Let’s look at the Sun.
The Sun reported on May 7 2013 that Jose Mourinho has signed a £40m four-year-deal to take over at Chelsea. The self-styled Special One is not off to Manchester City, then? Well, nothing has been announced, yet.
The Sun, November 30, 2012: “Jose waits on Man City job”
JOSE MOURINHO is ready and willing to take over as manager of Manchester City next summer… And even though Mancini has signed a contract through to 2017, City owner Sheikh Mansour might be tempted to sever ties with the Italian if he can get the former Chelsea manager.
The Sun, January 15 2013: “Come and get me, Man City”
PEP GUARDIOLA will decide to become Manchester City manager in the summer. Guardiola has opted for City as he is convinced they can become a force to rival his former club Barcelona.
…a top source in Spanish football revealed: “It is 100 per cent certain that Guardiola is going to City this summer. And when I say 100 per cent I don’t mean 99 per cent, I mean 100 per cent!”
The Sun, March 6 2013: “Jose turns on the charm”
THE only thing missing was a Manchester United scarf draped elegantly round Jose Mourinho’s neck. Short of that, the Real Madrid boss couldn’t have delivered a more obvious job application for the manager’s position at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
March 9, David Moyes made new Manchester United boss.
The Sun, April 28, 2013: “Mancini stays”
ROBERTO MANCINI will be Manchester City’s manager next season — even if they lose the FA Cup final.
May 14, 2013: Mancini sacked.
Manuel Pellegrini is poised to take over at Manchester City. But he’s yet to sign a contract.
More facts to follow…