He was never going to stay out of the limelight for too long. Jose Mourinho has only been out of a job for a few weeks, but he is already set to return to our television screens.
The former United boss will appear as a pundit on beIN Sports for the upcoming Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, which takes place on January 19th. Mourinho is sure to have plenty to say about the game featuring another of his former clubs, as well as a team he has not held in the highest esteem during his time in English football.
The return of Jose Mourinho. He'll be a pundit on beIN Sports for Arsenal-Chelsea on January 19
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) January 10, 2019
It will be interesting to hear the Portuguese's opinions on that match, but everyone will be tuning in to find out what he has to say about his final few months at Manchester United. The tail-end of his time in charge was an unmitigated disaster, with poor results punctuated by fallings out with his own players as well as members of the media.
His departure from the club brought with it an immediate lifting of the mood at Old Trafford, and an improvement in results to go along with it. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won this first five games in charge, although that record will come against the stern test of Spurs this weekend.
The likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have looked like completely different players under the Norwegian interim boss, and it will be fascinating to hear what Mourinho has to say about their dramatic upturn in form.
He will be joined in the studio by Andy Gray and Richard Keys, two men not exactly known for their ability to carry out insightful analysis. One would hope, however, that they make the most of having the two time Champions League winner on the show and ask some of the hard-hitting questions that football fans no doubt want to hear answered.