Jose Mourinho is reportedly a target for the Brazilian national setup. An imminent deal is unlikely but he could be the perfect boss for the side one day in the future.
1. The Desire
Jose Mourinho has always been a winner. That doesn't mean he's won something during every season of his managerial career. But it's something he craves more than anything.
It would be easy to assume all football coaches have this burning desire to win, of course, but, quite frankly, many don't. And many don't know how to harness it into physical results even if they do.
Mourinho does and international management is something he has previously revealed a desire for. Earlier in his career, he earmarked retirement in 13 years' time, after finishing his career as Portugal manager.
That statement wasn't quite accurate, as 13 years have since passed and he is still Chelsea boss. But international management is one of his goals nonetheless, while a Brazilian has managed Portugal before, so why not send a Portuguese over to the Maracana?
2. The CV
Such is Mourinho's success that he easily has one of the best CVs in the game, arguably the history of the game. That takes the 51-year-old into an elite category, where winning isn't enough, it's the amount of different things you've won that you will be judged on.
Now, Mourinho is by no means the greatest manager to have graced the game. He has his flaws, just like everyone else. The more trophies he accumulates, however, the more physical proof there will be for him to one day make the claim that he has trumped the best of the best.
3. The Language
One potential stumbling block if the 'Special One' was ever to consider coaching Brazil would be the country of his birth. The Blues boss would obviously prioritise his own country first, although there is no reason he could not manage both sides, while he may be overlooked for the role when he is available, anyway.
Brazil would be as close as Mourinho could come to managing Portugal, as the 51-year-old could use his native tongue. And, if Mourinho knows the language, he will also be slightly more familiar with Brazilian culture. While his natural style of football tends to be more defensive, he proved at Real Madrid that he can handle a quick, attacking side.
The Portuguese coach, however, is happy where he is at Stamford Bridge and who could blame him? If a union with football's spiritual home ever did come about, then, it would have to be a few years down the line.
But what a union it could be: there may not be a better man to finally bring Brazil their sixth World Cup.