Top class managerial duo both convinced they’ll be Man United boss next season

Both Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal are sure they’ll be in charge of Manchester United next season as the club’s managerial saga rumbles on, according to respected football journalist Guillem Balague.

The duo’s futures have been up in the air for some time, with the Portuguese tactician out of work after being dismissed by Chelsea in December, while LVG has been under a great deal of pressure for much of the season amid lacklustre performances at Old Trafford.

It’s been suggested that Mourinho has already reached a ‘pre-contract agreement’ with Man United, but contradicting reports hint that Van Gaal will be staying, and that he’ll be given around £80m to spend on new players this summer.

And as the saga bubbles away, Balague took to Twitter to claim that BOTH men are convinced they’ll be in the dugout at the Theatre of Dreams for the first match of 2016/17:

“On Mou. His people say all done with United. Most football people think all done too. MUFC say no decision made. Lvg thinks he’s staying.”

Balague went on to suggest that should Mourinho not be handed the Man United role he could make a dramatic return to Real Madrid, where president Florentino Perez remains a fan of ‘The Special One’:

“At the Bernabeu Florentino is confused. RM, when they have to take initiative, like today, are poor. Physically poor too. He misses Mou.”