Jose Mourinho is reportedly so desperate to become the new manager of Manchester United that he wrote a six-page letter to the Red Devils outlining why he is the right man to replace Louis van Gaal.
United overlooked the revered Portuguese coach back in 2013 - Sir Alex Ferguson saw David Moyes, rather than Mourinho, as his natural successor - and something similar could be about to happen for the second time in three years.
According to the Daily Mail, United’s first choice is still likely to be Ryan Giggs, despite the fact the Welshman has played a key role on the coaching staff of both Van Gaal and Moyes.
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The report adds that Mourinho’s camp have all but confirmed the 52-year-old wants the job at Old Trafford after it emerged that Van Gaal has lost the Manchester United dressing room.
Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, has asked senior players about the Dutchman’s methods and it seems the majority of the first team would be happy if a change is made sooner rather than later.
Is Giggs really ready for the United job?
Few United fans appear to be convinced that Giggs is the right man for the job at Old Trafford, despite the fact he spent 23 years working under Ferguson as a player.
The 42-year-old is United through and through but there’s been little to suggest that’s ready to take on one of the biggest jobs in world football.
Giggs managed United for four matches after Moyes was sacked in April 2014 - he won two of them - but handing the job to the former Wales international on a full-time basis would undoubtedly be a major gamble.
Giggs and Mourinho are the current favourites to become the next United boss, followed by Pep Guardiola, Sir Alex Ferguson(!), Mauricio Pochettino, Diego Simeone and Mark Hughes.
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