With the compass turning towards his direction, there are signs that Jose Mourinho may likely succeed his former boss Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Being taunted the frustrated one might not matter this time as Manchester United is desperately searching for a “special one” that could save them from the recent downward performance.
No doubt, Mourinho’s coaching skill is unquestionable but his behavioural reputation could put his coming back to English Premiership in jeopardy.
His reputation has taken a pummeling since August, with the Eva Carneiro affair, results slipping and his frequent paranoid outbursts not reflecting well on the Portuguese.
And going by his failure to take Manchester United’s Job after the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson calls for serious concern. The club could not give Mourinho the job because of his reputation, which perhaps is being considered at present.
In 2013, there were concerns among the Old Trafford hierarchy about The Special One's behaviour and how it might affect a club like United, the fact that the club is considering him now suggests a shift in policy.
For the first time in a long time, Jose is unlikely to be taking a job on his terms. There are only so many demands you can make in his position and, should he take over at Man United, we could see a mellower Mourinho than ever.