This season has certainly been one to forget for Jose Mourinho. He failed to take Chelsea to a title defence, with the club closer to relegation when he left in December.
Now his future looks like being at one of the world’s big clubs once again, which will likely do very little to enhance his reputation.
Mourinho has earned a tag as a flat-track bully in recent times and it is easy to see why considering the teams he has managed and the talent available to him.
So how can Mourinho shake this tag?
Simple, take the Everton job.
Everton have been tentatively linked with Mourinho recently, after they sacked Roberto Martinez earlier this month – although Sky Sports have reported Everton have not made a move for the Portuguese gaffer. However, he should consider the job.
He worked wonders at Porto with what was, in hindsight, not a massively talented squad other than the talismanic Deco.
This Everton team has just as much if not more talent but it needs the consistency and defensive rigidity that Mourinho would bring.
If he could guide Everton to glory it would be the crowning achievement on his glory and put an end to all the doubting over his ability as a coach.
Surely that must tempt the ‘Special One’ into doing something truly special?