Recently sacked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is said to be so desperate to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager that he has sent the Red Devils hierarchy a six-page letter explaining why he would be the right man to lead their team and how he would transform the struggling players, The Sun reports.
The Portuguese manager may have made the move after closely watching a poor string of results for the Red Devils and going through the recent reports suggesting current manager van Gaal have decided to step down at the end of this season.
Though a portion of the United hierarchy were considering to appoint Mourinho recently after Chelsea sacked him, the Portuguese’s camp were informed that there still remains a considerable faction at opposed to bringing him at Old Trafford. The reasons are believed to range from Mourinho’s love for controversies, his style of football along with his failure to nurture young promising talents.
The Portuguese is also well aware of these negative factors, and that would be the reason he decided to write a lengthy letter, emphasising just how much eager he is to take the job and how he would be willing to adapt his style according to the circumstances to meet Manchester United’s principles.
Mourinho also ready to offer the impatient United fans open, attractive football which is absent in van Gaal’s regime and even made a unique “forensic analysis” of the current batch of players, indicating how he thinks the squad could make improvements and which signings they need to make.
The Portuguese manager’s second spell at Stamford Bridge was filled with both on-pitch success and hand full of controversies, including many public outbursts at club hierarchy and a shock incident where he seemed to shove a teenage Chelsea fan on the street. He was fired by Abramovich earlier this term following a disastrous start to the 2015-16 season, but with van Gaal struggling at Old Trafford, potential links with Manchester United have never been far off.
Van Gaal’s current position looks like is hanging by a thread after Saturday’s Premier League defeat to Southampton, and with very few options readily available right now, Mourinho certainly remains a firm candidate to replace the Dutch manager if he is sacked.
However, his broken relationship with the British media hints such a move would become a risky one, but there’s no denying that the Portuguese is one of the most talented and successful managers at present, and the Red Devils could go for him to enjoy a change.
Whether the alleged letter would become a decisive part in United’s final decision to hire Mourinho remains a debatable topic, but at least, it’s a clear indication the controversial manager is desperate to take the job and van Gaal will not be too happy to hear that his so-called “admirer” has decided to throw a letter while the Dutch manager is still in charge at Old Trafford.