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Manchester United and Jose Mourinho’s representatives would be in advanced talks for the Portuguese coach replaces Louis van Gaal on the bench of the English club, provides English press on Friday.
The BBC, as the Manchester Evening News reported contacts between the English club and the Portuguese coach could join Manchester at the end of the season.
Jorge Mendes, Mourinho’s agent, and Man U would have encountered it two weeks ago but no agreement has yet been reached, the BBC understands. According to Sky Italia, an agreement would however be “very close”.
Sacked in December for lack of results with Chelsea, he had nevertheless led to the Premier League title last season, Mourinho is announced with recurrence of the Manchester side since 2013 and the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Especially as Van Gaal is found under critical fire, his Manchester United struggling to produce an attractive and effective game despite the presence of players of the caliber of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, and Anthony Martial or Bastian Schweinsteiger according to the British press, the Dutch coach had been offered resignation twice.
If he signed for Manchester, Mourinho, 53, would return to its “best enemy” Pep Guardiola, who will leave Bayern Munich this summer to join rivals City. The two men clashed in Spain, Mourinho on the bench of Real Madrid and Guardiola for FC Barcelona.
Manchester United, fifth in the Premier League to ten points behind leader Leicester and five of the last qualifying place for the Champions League, moves to Chelsea on Sunday.
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