‘The Special One’ has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time, with suggestions that a ‘pre-contract agreement’ is in place having been doing the rounds.
Mourinho himself is thought to be desperate to return to the Premier League after being sacked by Chelsea in December, but the move he wants is being held up as United chiefs are yet to reach a concrete verdict on the two-time Champions League-winning coach.
Reports claim that the board, chiefly American owners, the Glazer family, are split over where or not ‘Mou’ is the right man for the club, with their next managerial appointment vital following David Moyes’ ill-fortuned reign and Van Gaal’s own struggles.
The decision is untimely down to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and it’s thought that he remains a supporter of LVG.
However, his stance will sway if the club miss out on Champions League qualification for the second time in three seasons.