Manchester United set to appoint José Mourinho next week

Manchester United set to appoint José Mourinho next week

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Reports claim that Manchester United is set to appoint former Chelsea boss, José Mourinho as United manager in the next few days after agreeing a deal to take over from Louis van Gaal.

United’s current boss, Van Gaal won the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday. It was the first silverware for the Manchester club after the Sir Alex Ferguson era and the Dutchman seemed to believe that he would still be United’s manager come next season, and also refused to comment on his future following the win over Palace, saying: “I show you the cup. I don’t discuss [my future] with the media.” However, new reports now say Mourinho is certain to replace Van Gaal at the club.

Mourinho turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain in the hope that United would come calling – and negotiations took place in the last few days after United had missed out on Champions League football. Mourinho has already agreed a salary and has discussed possible transfer targets with the club and is likely to be presented as United’s new manager once his agent, Jorge Mendes, has finalised the finer details of the contract.

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