Valencia want ex-Chelsea boss as new manager

Valencia have reportedly considered Jose Mourinho as their next manager after the 58-year-old from Tottenham Hotspur was sacked.

The former Chelsea boss was sacked from the north London club on Monday morning after winning just one of his last six games in charge, and his replacement Ryan Mason led Spurs to victory in their first game against Southampton in middle of the week.

Celtic obviously expect to lure the former Chelsea and Manchester United coach to Parkhead as they consider replacing Neil Lennon, but a Spain return for Mourinho has also been considered.

According to Todofichajes, Valencia are interested in moving on from Javi Gracia – who has taken just 35 points in 32 league games this season – and owner Peter Lim has indeed been in contact with Jose Mourinho’s representative Jorge Mendes.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is obviously planning to travel to Spain to speak with La Liga club and Lim, with whom he has a decent relationship, and Mourinho is said to be Valencia’s priority target in a difficult situation despite his ties. with Granada boss Diego Martinez.

Valencia’s 3-1 loss to Osasuna on Wednesday night sees them languish in fourteenth place in the La Liga table with six games to go.

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