Football Manager 2019 simulates Jose Mourinho's next six years in football

It is unknown when Jose Mourinho will return to management

Jose Mourinho spent Christmas unemployed this year after losing his job at Manchester United earlier this month.

The Portuguese manager paid the price for a poor start to the season. He left the club in a disappointing sixth place in the Premier League.

Mourinho issued a classy statement following the news that he had been sacked.

"Just as was the case with my previous clubs, I have worked with some wonderful people and I believe that some will be my friends for life," he said, per Manchester Evening News.

"I know that you are all aware of my professional principles. Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest respect and I don't make any comments about my former colleagues.

"I hope the media will also respect my position and let me live my normal life until the moment I decide to return to football. Merry Christmas."

At 55 years old, the Portuguese manager still has many years ahead of him in football.

He's won it all in the sport, meaning there will be no shortage of clubs interested in making him manager.

But where will Mourinho go next? And how will he get on in the coming years?

Planet football have used Football Manager 2019 to simulate Mourinho's next six years in football.

And here's the results...

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United earlier this month

2018-19: No Job

Mourinho did not join a football club after leaving Manchester United in December.

2020-21: Appointed Roma manager

After 18 months away from the game, Mourinho joined Roma in Serie A.

Under Mourinho's guidance, Roma finished 5th in Italy's top tier, 15 points behind Juventus.

A decent first season in Rome.

2021-22: Mourinho sacked from Roma

Unfortunately, Mourinho's time back in Italy was brief.

Roma started the season well and looked to be returning to the Champions League, but after a late slump in form, they fall out of the top four in the last game of the season.

Mourinho is sacked after failing to oversee their return to the Champions League.

In Football Manager's simulation, Jose Mourinho returned to football with Roma

2022-23 + 2023-24: No job.

Mourinho took two seasons out of football after being sacked by Roma.

2024-25: Appointed and then sacked by Everton

After a period away from the game, Mourinho returned to football in England with Everton.

However, the decision proved to be a disaster.

Mourinho could only guide the Merseyside club to 13th place, having accumulated just 44 points.

They did reach the semi-finals of the Europa League, but were knocked out by Borussia Monchengladbach.

Thus, after only 10 months in the job, Mourinho had lost his job again.

Football Manager predicted that Mourinho joins Everton later on in his career


If Football Manager is to be believed, it could be a tough few years to come for Mourinho.

In this simulation, he was sacked twice and failed to win a trophy.

He will be hoping he can do a lot better when he decides to make his return to management.

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