Earlier this week we had the rumours from Sky Sports Italia - per Goal - that Mourinho was close to agreeing a deal with the Red Devils.
And now Spanish broadsheet El Confidencial, usually very reliable, have learned from “informed sources” in Portugal that the former Chelsea boss has signed an agreement with the Red Devils.
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The report adds that Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has played a key role in negotiations.
However, it’s currently unclear whether the Portuguese tactician will take over from Louis van Gaal before the summer. The 64-year-old has slightly alleviated the pressure on his shoulders with back-to-back victories over Derby County and Stoke City, but that won’t last if his side suffer defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Mourinho gave little away earlier this week
Mourinho attended an event at Wembley Stadium earlier this week - to back FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino - and was asked by a journalist if he was about to sign for Manchester United.
The 53-year-old gave little away, refusing to answer the question, but it might not be too much longer before United are forced to issue a statement either confirming the news or dismissing it and backing Van Gaal.
The under-fire Dutch coach’s contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2017, although he admitted back in December - per the Mirror - that he could decide to resign himself if he no longer believes he’s cut out for the job.
Mourinho v Guardiola Part II?
The prospect of Mourinho and Guardiola going head-to-head in the same city next season is a mouth-watering one.
The relationship between the two coaches reached breaking point during their time working as the managers of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, and it’s safe to assume they haven’t spoken since.
Manchester United fans: is Jose Mourinho the right man to take over from Louis van Gaal? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below.
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