Jose Mourinho will be appointed Manchester United manager next week to replace Louis van Gaal despite Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Crystal Palace, British media have reported.
Good way for LVG to bow out. But that's it. Club plan to tell him Monday & announce Mourinho new boss Tuesday.— Dan Roan (@danroan) May 21, 2016
The 53-year-old Portuguese will take over at United, according to the reports, even though the Dutchman, who steered United to a 2-1 extra-time win over Crystal Palace at Wembley, has a year left on his contract.
Mourinho, sacked by Chelsea in December after his second spell in charge of the west London club, has also managed Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
A number of outlets reported on its website that the deal to bring Mourinho to Old Trafford was reached at the end of last week with an official announcement due in the next few days.
Manchester United have declined to comment.
The information comes from Mourinho's agent Mendes, it is not info from MUFC, can't imagine they will be best pleased about the timing— Hayley McQueen (@HayleyMcQueen) May 21, 2016
Mourinho vs Wenger vs Klopp vs Pep vs Conte… bring on the new season!— Farayi Mungazi (@BBCFarayi) May 21, 2016