Why Everton would be better for Jose Mourinho than Manchester United

Mourinho Dugout

The former Chelsea boss is expected to take charge at Manchester United, but Goodison Park could tempt him.

Before Farhad Moshiri became the major shareholder at Everton, a move for Jose Mourinho could be swiftly ruled out.

However, the businessman’s investment in the club now has people talking of a sleeping giant being set to awake.

And if they are to become an elite side in future, then hiring an elite level manager would be the first step to doing so.

While a move to Manchester United seems most likely for Mourinho, there are several reasons a move to Goodison Park is actually the better option.

Money available

The first of those is Moshiri’s money, with talk now abound that current boss Roberto Martinez will be offered a war chest in the summer.

If that is the case, who and what would be better than Mourinho to convince top talent to make big money moves to Goodison Park in the summer?

He would likely be given free reign of the funds at the club, while United's board may want more control over signings after how poorly recent transfer windows have been for them. 

Given how badly things turned out at Chelsea when transfer control was taken away, it is easy to decide which would be more tempting for Mourinho. 

Less work needed at Goodison Park

Not that money needs to be spent to turn this Everton squad into challengers though given the talent already at the club.

The likes of Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku, John Stones and Gerard Deulofeu are all gifted youngsters that many managers would be keen to work with.

You could even argue that the squad at Everton is a more attractive one to that currently at Old Trafford.

It will take serious work to transform United into challengers once again, but not nearly as much to turn Everton into genuine top four contenders and that arguably makes the Blues a more attractive proposition. 

More pressure at Old Trafford

There would also be very little pressure for Mourinho at Goodison Park compared to what would await him in Manchester.

United would demand an instant return to the top of the table and the sort of success they previously enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson.

In contrast, Everton know that they are a long term project and would allow Mourinho time and patience to build both the team and the club into genuine contenders.

That would surely be tempting a manager who has often spoken of his desire for a long-term project rather than the short termism he has seen at the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Of course, Roberto Martinez would have to be sacked first for all of this to happen, but with public opinion turning against him, that could happen.

And if it does, tempting Mourinho into a move to Merseyside may not be as difficult as it once would have been.

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