JOSE MOURINHO could soon be swapping the Theatre of Dreams for the American Dream.
The Old Trafford boss is having a nightmare with his side tenth in the Premier League, nine points behind leaders and arch-rivals Manchester City.
Mourinho came under renewed fire as United could only manage a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia in Tuesday’s Champions League tie – extending their winless run to four games.
However, the Special One is reportedly wanted by the US national team to revive their fortunes following their failure to qualify for this summer’s World Cup.
Coach Bruce Arena stepped down last year, since when little-known No2 Dave Sarachan has been in interim charge.
There are widespread beliefs Stateside that the post has been held open until Mourinho becomes available.
And US Soccer are understood to be lying in wait for the Portuguese boss when he leaves the Theatre of Dreams.
Respected Sports Illustrated magazine claimed the association is on the brink of making Mourinho an offer in the wake of United’s draw with Valencia.
Senior writer Grant Wahl tweeted: “US Soccer’s master plan to wait for Jose Mourinho’s availability before it hires anyone for the US MNT [men’s national team] job appears to be on course.”
Mourinho, 55, has enjoyed trophy-laden spells with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid as well as the Europa League and League Cup with United.
But he may now be tempted by the chance to revive the Americans’ fortunes after they missed out on a first World Cup since 1986 – not to mention a bumper salary and a more relaxed work schedule than club management.
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