Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger could be set for dramatic returns to football management in the coming weeks as they are already in talks with a handful of clubs, it has emerged.
Mourinho is billed to hold talks with Inter Milan director BeppeMarotta over becoming manager of the Italian club for a second time.
The sacked Manchester United boss is still adored by Inter fans having delivered the treble in 2010.
Mourinho, 56, was dismissed from his post at Old Trafford on December 18 and is looking at his route back into management, holding talks with Inter on Thursday, according to the Mirror.
He has already turned down the chance to take over Benfica and is understood to be content with assessing his options until the summer.
Inter would welcome Mourinho back with open arms and his legacy lives on after he delivered the Serie A, Copa Italia and Champions League nine years ago.
Antonio Conte is also a potential candidate with current boss, Luciano Spalletti, under mounting pressure.
Inter are third in the Italian top flight but remain a massive 20 points adrift of leaders Juventus.
There is a feeling that Mourinho could help close that gap, one echoed by former Inter chairman, Massimo Moratti.
“Would I like Mourinho back at Inter? Yes, I’m very fond of him,” he said.
“However, we’ll give time to Spalletti to prove his worth. Diego Simeone? I love him too, but Mou is special,” he added.
Wenger, meanwhile is said to have four offers on the table for him already, even though none of those have come from Premier League sides.
Report suggests that the Frenchman is not willing to take a job in the English top flight as it would put him in too close contact with Arsenal.
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Paris Saint-Germain are one of the quarter of clubs eyeing his services. They are thought to view him as a potential director of football.
There is also a national team, who have made him an offer to be their new coach.
And two other ‘leading European clubs’ have made proposals to Wenger as they bid to make him their manager.
Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Real Madrid have all previously been credited with an interest in appointing him.