Reports – Mourinho to Manchester United imminent

Jose Mourinho could be very close to taking over as manager of Manchester United, according to Sky Sports Italia, with the deal being sealed ‘in a matter of hours’.

The article suggests that the Portuguese is close to signing a contract to take over from Louis van Gaal, with the news coming from Alessandro Alciato who added to the article on the Italian Sky Sports site with an unambiguous tweet that said simply ‘Mourinho-United! #SpecialOne’.

With United’s chances of securing Champions League football once again out of their control after Tuesday’s crucial 3-2 loss to West Ham United, there’s every chance that the club’s patience and faith in Van Gaal has finally worn thin, with Mourinho the favourite to take over ever since Chelsea dismissed him in December.

Alciato himself recently broke the news of Antonio Conte taking over at Stamford Bridge, giving this news a sense of legitimacy even if the prospect of a Mourinho announcement seems somewhat remote until after United’s season has concluded.