Talking Points: Manchester City Would Benefit With Mourinho At The Helm

Malungu VincentContributor IMarch 13, 2010

COMO, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23:  FC Internazionale Milano coach Jose Mourinho attends a press conference on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match FC Internazionale Milano vs Chelsea on February 23, 2010 in Appiano Gentile, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Jose Mourinho is by far the most desirable manager in European football today. He is surely missed in England, where his at times arrogant but flamboyant personality aroused football fans and foes alike.

If there is one club that would benefit with Mourinho at the helm, it would be Manchester City. Yes, that Manchester City, the same club of which Mark Hughes was abruptly let go of nearly two months ago.

Manchester City are currently in fifth place, but with the abundance of talent at the club's disposal, some would argue that the Eastlands outfit should at least be in the top four of the Premiership, and not within the top five or six.

If Mourinho were to coach City today, and he was to inherit a similar squad of players, he would probably agree with that assessment.

Manchester City are a club going under transition, and nothing would suit City fans better than to see the 'Special One' bring his slick- macho personality into the fold at the City of Manchester Stadium.

City would greatly benefit with Mourinho at the helm, but more importantly, Manchester City would finally claim itself as a viable alternative to cross-town rivals Manchester United in terms of local bragging rights.

Just sit back for a moment, and think of the possibility of both Manchester City and Manchester United going toe-to-toe against one another for English and European honours.

When was the last time we've seen both City and United duke it out? .. Some may argue that you'd have to go as far back as to 1968, the last time both clubs actually won something of a major value.

Manchester United were the champions of Europe after their famous Wembley win against Portuguese powerhouse Benfica, and it was United's main rival Manchester City who went on to capture the English First Division title that same season.

Liverpool comes across as another potential destination for Mourinho, but Jose would quickly realize the severity of the Liverpool situation would only make Anfield even less attractive than Manchester City's ultra millions.

Mourinho would surely be wise in choosing City - simply because it is the only club outside of Manchester United that offers him the best chance to further enhance his winning track record and rate of successes of the English game.