Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Mourinho Agrees United Deal To Replace Van Gaal At Old Trafford...
Sacked Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has agreed a five-year deal to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United boss, according to reports in England.
The Portuguese manager was sacked as Blues boss last Thursday after the champions spiralled out of the control. The West London club lost nine of their opening 16 Premier League games and Mourinho had admitted the top four was out of reach. After the last game in charge, he claimed his players had betrayed him and his methods following the defeat to Leicester.
But he may not be out of work for long with Van Gaal under huge pressure after going six games without a win for United. Dutchman Van Gaal’s future is currently under a threat, and Mourinho is being considered to replace him if he loses next game against Stoke on Boxing Day, and Chelsea on December 28.
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Over the weekend, Mourinho released a statement insisting he wanted to return to the dugout as soon as possible.”During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club, but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave,” Mourinho’s statement read. “Each time represents for him the end of a cycle, and the opportunity to start a new one. Jose hopes that his future after Chelsea this time will be as successful as when he left the club in 2007. He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn’t tired, he doesn’t need it, he is very positive, and is already looking forward. Because of his love of football, you will see Jose at football grounds working and supporting friends.
“He will not be attending any high-profile games because he wants to discourage any speculation about his future. Jose will remain living in London and hopes he and his family will be given the opportunity to do this privately. Jose will not speak about his current situation for the foreseeable future. He asks the media to respect this decision.”
United has dropped out of the top four on the Premier League log, which is an urgent reason the fans are falling out of favour with his methods in the league in the current season.