Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:32 am
Jose Mourinho, who a few days ago, lamented the pains of unemployment, has told friends and associates that he will replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager at the end of the season.
Several British newspapers reported this today.
The Daily Mail, Daily Star, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph all quoted an unnamed source close to the 53-year-old Portuguese as saying his installation at Old Trafford was a “done deal”.
Van Gaal, who has another year left on his contract after this season, has had to deal with constant speculation about his position after United made a stuttering start to the season.
The Dutchman said on Sunday he thought reports of negotiations between United and Mourinho were an invention of the media.
Mourinho had worked as an assistant with Van Gaal at Barcelona.