The special one off to Manchester United or China? Depends on which report you believe
Reports allege tha The management of Manchester Unted FC have been in touch with the Special One’s representatives. They are slated to hold talks with Jose Mourinho about replacing Louis van Gaal ats Old Trafford boss at the end of the season.
Louis van Gaal’s contract runs until the end of the 2016-17 campaign but it appears likely he will leave in the summer, despite United having lost just one of their seven matches in all competitions since the turn of the year.
IN – Mourinho?
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OUT – Louis Van Gaal
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Depending on which you believe other reports indicate Chinese Super League bosses are hopeful of continuing the division’s swift rise by luring Jose Mourinho to Asia.
The amount spent by Chinese clubs in the winter transfer market surpassed the amount spent by Premier League teams on Friday, with Alex Teixeira’s £38million move to Jiangsu Suning taking the CSL’s combined outlay to £194.2million, now top officials have set their sights on Mourinho, who has been out of a job since his sacking by Chelsea in December. Mourinho and agent Jorge Mendes were in Shanghai last month, where they met Zhang Dazhong, the chief executive of Chinese marketing company Alisports to try and find Mourinho a role within the league.
Officials are expected to create a role specifically for the former Real Madrid boss, which will involve him offering advice on how to improve and develop the sport in China.
Mourinho is understood to be considering a move – but it will be an agreement very much on his terms. He has no intention of managing in China and would want to be able to leave the role with no issues should he be offered a big managerial job in Europe.