Jose Mourinho would be interested in the Arsenal manager’s job if it became available, sources have told ESPN FC.
Boss Unai Emery is coming under increasing pressure at the Emirates following a mixed start to the season.
There are no immediate plans to dismiss the Spaniard, who takes his team to face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday, but Mourinho would be open to talking to the club if the position became vacant.
Sources have told ESPN FC that the chance to win trophies with three Premier League clubs would appeal to Mourinho, who won three titles with Chelsea, but he would need assurances from the board that funds were available to allow a serious challenge at silverware.
He was at the Emirates to watch Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League on Thursday, during which Nicolas Pepe, a player he recommended to United while he was at Old Trafford, scored twice.