Out of job former Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho has given a contract offer by Brazil’s Ibis Sport Club – though the deal is not what it first appears to be.
The Brazilians, who want Mourinho as their first-team manager, went to the trouble of drawing him up a contract, which they have since shared online.
The club posted on Twitter: “Firsthand, the contract of our future coach Jose Mourinho, who is already here in Pernambuco. #MourinhoAtIbis.”
Mourinho has been out of work since leaving Chelsea by mutual consent in early December, and Ibis have been tracking his availability.
“At the moment this is what we can do you for you, as you are without a club,” the club stated in its offer.
With no wins in nearly four years between 1980 and 1984, the Pernambuco side assumed the nickname ‘Pior Time do Mundo’ – or ‘Worst Team in the World’.
The club outlined the size of the task ahead of Mourinho: “We will not give securities or assurance of continuity in our team, if the team has a sequence of two wins (at best).”
On top of his meagre monthly salary, the two-year contract promised to gift Mourinho an animal for every defeat, and a “salary increase immediately if the team lost by a thrashing”.
However, should Ibis start playing well and perhaps even claim the league title, the club promise “immediate termination” of Mourinho’s contract.
Ibis, who finished runners-up in the second-tier of Brazilian league in 1999, released the job offer to mark 28 December, Brazil’s equivalent of the British ‘April Fool’s Day’.
Mourinho is yet to acknowledge the job offer – probably more interested in listening to offers from Manchester or the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.