Super-agent Jorge Mendes has denied the report from Independent claiming former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has written a letter to Manchester United officials to make available himself for their manager job if Louis van Gaal is sacked.
The report came on Saturday night that Mourinho had sent a six-page letter to Manchester United explaining why he would be the right person to manage their team and how he would transform the struggling squad.
Manchester United however declined to make any comment on the alleged report. But Mendes, issued a statement on the Gestifute agency’s website later claiming the report was “absolutely ridiculous and totally absurd”.
“It does not occur to anyone that a coach like Jose Mourinho can write letters to clubs offering their services.”
Mourinho was fired by Chelsea in December after a frustrating start to this season following the famous Premier League win in the previous campaign.
As per the Independent report, Mourinho has explained in the letter how he would adapt his style of management to suit the exact demands of the Old Trafford hierarchy, and how he would want to overhaul the current squad.
The 52-year-old Portuguese tactician’s affection for the Red Devils is quite well known and he has been linked with the Old Trafford job before, but United decided to appoint David Moyes to succeed Alex Ferguson in 2013 and van Gaal to land the job in a year later.
As well as his two controversial spells at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho has previously worked with FC Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Pressure mounted on Louis van Gaal after Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton on Saturday, which left the Red Devils five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham.
With his next stoppage still remains unclear, Jose Mourinho is now spending some time away from his beloved football and two weeks ago he was spotted in China.
The Sun also reported that the ex-Chelsea boss still believes he could overthrow van Gaal in less than six months. He even asked his trusted staffs who are ready to work with him again. Mourinho has actually stayed in London after being axed by the Blues last month and is also ready to return to work as soon as possible. That means, Mendes’ denial will not stop the ongoing rumours linking Mourinho to the Old Trafford job.