Mourinho willing to consider Newcastle if takeover completed

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Newcastle are now the subject of a takeover attempt by the Bin Zayed Group, led by Sheikh Khaled, who issued a statement last week to say they had agreed terms with current owner, Mike Ashley.

The self-proclaimed "Special One" is used to managing the world's most elite clubs but he appears to have a serious interest in becoming the boss at Newcastle Utd. It feels like deja-vu, and I'm sad about that.

While the 56-year-old usually manages sides that compete for silverware, Mourinho is willing to help a club step up to that level if it has the potential - like Newcastle.

The Mirror claim Mourinho is aware that Sheikh Khaled is interested in him and that he has told friends he would seriously consider the gig.

"I believe Rafa wants to take things forward but if even he does not feel he can take things on".

Remarkably, Mourinho has never won a league game at St James' Park in seven tries with Chelsea and Man United, losing four times and drawing the other three.

Former Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has been out of management since December after he was sacked by the Premier League giants following a horrific start to last season. I like the stadium. They are a good, enthusiastic crowd.

The fan-favourite has been widely praised for what he's achieved given the lack of transfer funds but his contract expires this summer and he's yet to commit to the club.

That said, the arrival of the two-time Champions League winning manager coupled with Sheikh Khaled's takeover cold result in Newcastle being a major force in English football once again.

Sky Sports have revealed that Rafa Benitez as returned to the Newcastle United training ground.

"Just when you think the club has a chance to move forward they seem to have the same mentality". Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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