LONDON, Sporting Alert – Are Manchester United set to land the services of two of the most arrogant individuals in football?
The English Premier giants look well set to announce Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that a summer switch to Manchester United could also be on the cards.
Ibrahimovic, will leave French champions Paris Saint Germain this summer, after his contract ran out, and it is understood a number of recognized clubs have showing interest in signing him.
The Sweden forward has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, and although he didn’t mention the Red Devils, the 34-year-old revealed at a press conference on Thursday that he has had “concrete offers” from teams in the English Premier League.
Ibrahimovic admits that he has a “great relationship” with Mourinho, who he worked with during his time at Inter Milan, and spoke of his admiration for the former Chelsea manager who is expected to take over from Louis van Gaal.
When asked about the rumours linking him to Manchester United, Ibrahimovic delayed for a brief moment, gave a smile, before responding to the question.
“Let’s see what happens,” he said.
And when asked about his communications with Mourinho in the past week, the former Barcelona striker said: “I have spoken with [Mourinho] every day since I left Inter Milan (where they worked together in 2008-09).
“I have a great relationship with Mourinho and we are in contact, but not in the last weeks – we have been talking for many years.”
Ibrahimovic, who is also being linked to Chelsea and Arsenal, also commented on the possibility of Mourinho taking over at Manchester United.
“I think it is a great move – if you want action you bring Mourinho,” he said.
“I believe he is the man to take them back to the top.
“Wherever he went he has won. He knows what he is doing. If you want to win, you bring Mourinho.
“I had a fantastic time with him when I was working with him – so working again with him…?
“When I left Inter I said we had had a short time together but a great time. If we will work together again, I don’t know. Let’s see how things play out.
“I don’t give guarantees – but there are concrete offers from the Premier League, so let’s see what happens.”
Ibrahimovic also confirmed that he has made his decision over where he will play next season.
“The future is written,” he noted. “I made my choice a long time ago. I just have to push the button.”