Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho resigned to Ryan Giggs becoming next Manchester United manager

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It seemed almost certain that Jose Mourinho would take over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United in the near future, but that is no longer the plan according to the Mirror.

The paper claims that United have been put off by Mourinho’s track record of failing to promote youth players in any of the teams he has managed.

Added to that is Mourinho’s inability to hold down a job. The Portuguese hasn’t stayed longer than three years in any of his seven managerial positions and United fear another short tenure with Mourinho in charge.


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The club’s hierarchy will stick with Van Gaal for the time being - the Dutchman’s position appeared untenable after a 2-1 defeat to FC Midtjylland in February but he’s hit back with four successive wins - and Ryan Giggs will take over when United see fit.

Van Gaal hinted at keeping his job on Sunday when he said: “There are a lot of players coming to Manchester United next season because they know I give them a chance.”

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It is due to the 64-year-old’s eagerness to promote players through United’s youth academy that he is viewed as a better man for the job than Mourinho.

Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Paddy McNair are just four players to see first-team football under the former Barcelona boss this season.

United have a long-standing history of developing their own talent - there has been a homegrown player in every match-day squad since October 1937 - and Van Gaal, and eventually Giggs, can be relied upon to keep the tradition going.

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