Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton are against the idea of Jose Mourinho becoming Manchester United’s next manager, according to Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst.
The Portuguese boss looks to be in line to replace Louis van Gaal at the end of the season, with reports having already suggested that a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ is in place between the ‘Special One’ and the Red Devils.
Despite his standing in the game and impressive record when it comes to winning trophies, Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea in December, does come with his baggage.
The former Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss is often criticised for his divisive nature, spiky attitude and short-term approach, which could be potential issues for United.
And speaking to Radio 5Live (below), Luckhurst revealed that both ‘Fergie’ and Charlton, who are directors at the club and idols among the fanbase, as well as former sporting director David Gill, “don’t appear to want” Mourinho in charge of their club:
“Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Alex Ferguson and even David Gill don’t appear to want Jose Mourinho to become the next Manchester United manager.”
Lockhurst went on to reveal that Ryan Giggs stepping up from his role as assistant manager to full head coach remains popular with some figures:
“There’s an awful lot of cheerleading still going on for Ryan Giggs, which a lot of Manchester United fans find baffling.”