Jose Mourinho set to become world's best-paid manager at Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho is set to become the highest-paid manager on the planet if and when he takes over at Manchester United, according to the Sun.

The Special One has been heavily linked with taking over from Louis van Gaal in the summer following a disappointing season at Old Trafford under the Dutchman.

Although there's no concrete agreement in place between the former Chelsea boss and Manchester United, the Sun say they're primed to offer him a mammoth contract.

The newspaper report that Mourinho will be offered a £60 million deal over three years, which would make him the highest-paid boss in the world. It includes bonuses for cups and titles won under the Portuguese boss.

The deal is more than the £15 million-per-season contract handed to Pep Guardiola to take over at Manchester City, and is more than double what Van Gaal currently earns.

The general consensus is that Van Gaal will be sacked if the Red Devils miss out on Champions League qualification. They currently sit just a point adrift of Manchester City, who occupy the fourth and final qualifying spot, having beaten Manuel Pellegrini's side before the international break.

They also remain in the hunt for the FA Cup and have a quarter-final replay against West Ham, although there's a chance that Van Gaal could still go even if he grabs a top four spot and the FA Cup.

The Sun say that while there's no agreement in place between Manchester United and Mourinho, his agent Jorge Mendes is confident that the gentleman's agreement between both parties will be honoured come the end of the season.

Mourinho was let go by Chelsea back in December after an awful start to the season, just months after guiding the Blues to their first Premier League title since 2010.

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