Jose Mourinho, the sacked Chelsea manager, feels that he will be in the home dugout at Old Trafford next season should Manchester United axe Louis van Gaal at the end of the season, according to major English tabloid Telegraph.
Matt Law reports that the Portuguese manager has already told his friends of his desire to move back to Premier League with the Red Devils. Currently attending games at request, he has seemingly commenced drafting plans to recuperate the dying club.
Though the controversial move looks highly likely, Manchester United have been linked with Mauricio Pochettino, Diego Simeone and Massimiliano Allegri and have subtly shunned away from media speculation whenever the British media quizzed them about potential appointments.
Telegraph also quotes from an unnamed source, who has confirmed the move. “Mourinho’s going to Manchester United,” told the reportedly well-placed source. “It’s a done deal. Chelsea is the only big job up for grabs.”
Manchester City have announced that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini next season, and the United head honchos have realised the need for hiring a top-class manager after seeing the club gradually plummet in dominance. Given the lack of options in the market, they have been forced to disregard the traditionalist views to prevent the club from following in the footsteps of Newcastle United and Liverpool.
The 53-year-old manager aims at returning to the English top-flight swiftly and will cherish the prospect of facing old-nemesis in Pep Guardiola next season. In addition, the fact that Old Trafford will offer him the stage to get back at the traitors.
United faithfuls have already been dreaming of the former Real Madrid manager taking over their darling club, going as far as holding scarves that call out for his appointment. Fans will welcome the move as they have been longing for a gaffer with winning mentality since the untimely departure of club legend Alex Ferguson.