Appointing Mourinho would be a major boost to the club in the short-term, but it could have a major impact on their pursuit of Salah. Former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel recently revealed that the pair did not see eye to eye during their time together at Stamford Bridge, with Salah left in tears by his manager’s treatment on one occasion.
The Nigerian explained: “He (Salah) was unlucky because Jose Mourinho, the manager at the time, didn’t take any prisoners. It doesn’t matter who you are, I remember a game away he had a go at Mo Salah at half-time and he was in tears, he was crying.
“We thought he was going to put him back on the pitch but he destroyed him and brought him off but that was his mentality back then. “I don’t think he would do that now, he has become more mature, he knows how to deal with younger players, that’s how he got the best out of us then and that’s why we were successful.”