Jose Mourinho has agreed to become the next Manchester United manager, claims renowned journalist Guillem Balague.
The Spanish football expert has revealed that the former Chelsea boss will replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford at the end of this season.
Balague also claims that the Dutch manager thinks he is not leaving United and the Red Devils are also refusing to confirm the appointment of Jose Mourinho.
He tweeted: “On Mou. His people say all done with United. Most football people think all done too. MUFC say no decision made. Lvg thinks he’s staying.”
On Mou. His people say all done with United. Most football people think all done too. MUFC say no decision made. Lvg thinks he’s staying 1/2
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) April 6, 2016
Van Gaal has been under immense pressure for much of the current season after being dumped out of the Champions League in the group stage.
United at the moment sit fifth in the Premier League and were thrown out of the Europa League at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool, putting him once again under increased scrutiny.
On Wednesday Mourinho requested a written assurance from Old Trafford officials stating he would be taking charge despite some negative comments made by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The legendary United manager publicly backed Van Gaal, which caused some serious concerns in the Special One’s camp.
However, Balague’s comments now suggest Mourinho will be the new United boss from the start of next season.
It has been alleged that Manchester United’s board members are now split on whether Mourinho will be a good appointment.
Some powerful influences in the Old Trafford boardroom believes Mourinho cannot be fully trusted to keep faith with the club’s long-standing philosophy of bringing up home-grown talent from their Academy.
However, it is expected that Ed Woodward will have the final say on who will be the next manager, meaning Mourinho could still yet be appointed.
But Jose Mourinho’s potential move to Manchester United is believed to be held up by the Glazer family.
Manchester United return to Premier League action on Sunday when they face challenging Tottenham team at White Hart Lane.