Jose Mourinho waiting on Manchester United job

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Jose Mourinho confirmed yesterday that he has no intention of taking a break from football following his departure from Chelsea this week - and now the Sunday Times say he's gunning for the Manchester United job.

The Special One was sacked by the Blues for a second time following a terrible run of form at the start of the season, while there were also rumours of unrest behind the scenes between Mourinho and his players; something which prompted Technical Director Michael Emenalo to admit there was 'palpable discord' at the club.

Louis van Gaal is facing a similar problem at Old Trafford after yesterday's shock loss against Norwich. The Dutch boss faced calls for him to quit following the 2-1 defeat which is his third straight loss and sixth game without a win - the club's worst run since 2007.

The Daily Mail are reporting this morning that Manchester United officials are close to letting Van Gaal go, and that could open the door for Mourinho to make a shock switch to Old Trafford.

The former Inter Milan boss, who was spotted watching Middlesbrough beat Brighton yesterday, has already been sounded out by Roma, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid according to the Sunday Times, but he's waiting to see what happens at Manchester United before making his next move.

The Times add that Manchester United are yet to make an approach to Mourinho, but is biding his time if there is movement over the next few weeks.

Van Gaal's exit seems more likely than ever after he admitted following the defeat against Norwich that he's under pressure. When asked if he'd be given time to turn things around, he replied: "Yes I think so but I never know, in this world, you never know. It is not up to me, but we shall see.

"That's the football world. I know that, my board knows that, my players know that. I don't think a change of management shall bring direct success - but that is what I believe. Maybe that is not so interesting.

"I am always evaluating myself because I think that is an aspect of the philosophy I have. But the philosophy is also making an evolution - I am not the same coach I was 25 years ago. So, you are always evaluating and of course that philosophy is very important for me. Because of that I am - or maybe I have to say now, was - a very successful manager."

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