Man United to name Mourinho as Van Gaal’s successor next week

Manchester United will appoint Jose Mourinho as their next manager and could make an announcement as soon as next week, according to reports from BBC Sport.

The Portuguese boss has been heavily linked with the Red Devils since being axed by Chelsea back in December, with speculation having suggested that a ‘pre-contract agreement’ was in place some time ago.

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And now reports claim that Man United will name Mourinho as Louis van Gaal’s successor, even though the Dutchman guided the club to FA Cup glory earlier today.

It’s understood that a deal in principle had already been agreed with ‘The Special One’ before the showpiece game at Wembley, and an announcement could be made early next week.

Van Gaal has been widely criticised by Man United supporters of late, and has come under increased levels of pressure since missing out on a top four finish.

Although Mourinho left Chelsea in less than positive fashion late last year, he’s still thought of as one of the finest managers on the planet, having won titles in England, Portugal, Spain and Italy, as well as the Champions League on two occasions, with two different clubs.