Jose Mourinho will not be joining Bayern Munich imminently if he is sacked by Manchester United.
That’s the opinion of football expert Gabriele Marcotti who believes the Special One’s reputation would be too damaged.
Manchester United have struggled so far this season with Mourinho under pressure after a poor run of form.
And he has also been criticised for a public bust-up with World Cup winner Paul Pogba.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is under pressure but Marcotti doesn’t think Mourinho will be the man to replace him if the axe falls.
“I don’t think Mourinho’s going to become the Bayern manager in the near future,” he said.
“I think if his time at United ends badly, and right now it’s more likely that it will rather than it won’t, I think he’s going to have to take an intermediate job before he comes back and takes a really big job.
“I think he’s burned too many bridges.”
Bayern are struggling this season and sit sixth in the Bundesliga, losing two of their first seven league games under Niko Kovac.
And Marcotti isn’t backing Germany boss Joachim Low to be a good replacement either.
“So you’re replacing one underachieving coach with another one?” Marcotti explained when asked about Low taking over.
“I don’t think Jogi Low is going to get sacked, unless something really, really bad happens.
“But more to the point, when you’re doing badly as a club, the way Bayern have been of late with Kovac, the answer isn’t to go and bring in another guy who’s doing badly someone else.
“The answer is to either stick with your guy or to find somebody else you think could do better.”
Mourinho will look to get things back on track at United this Saturday when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
The Red Devils currently trail the Blues, Liverpool and table-toppers Manchester City by seven points after just eight games.