Syrian Football Association (FASF) have revealed that in a surprise move they have submitted a formal offer to Jose Mourinho to become the new head coach of their national team.
The former Chelsea manager has been without a job since being dismissed in December 2015, with the English Premier League champions having made a dismal start to the season.
Mourinho, who commonly known as ‘The Special One’, has been tipped to become the new manager at Manchester United, but Syria have launched an audacious bid to entice the Portuguese tactician in their quest to reach the 2018 World Cup.
Writing on their Facebook page, the Syrian FA said: After a meeting between the president of the Syrian Football Federation; Salahuddin Ramadan, the vice-president of the Syrian Union Chairman of the national teams, the director of the first team, Fadi Dabbas and secretary-general of the Syrian Football Federation Qutaiba al-Rifaiit, it was agreed to send a formal offer to the agency of the coach Jose Mourinho to train the Syrian national football team.”
Syria currently sit 123rd in the FIFA world rankings and have have already qualified for the third round of Asia’s World Cup qualifiers after finishing second in the group from the second round.