Manchester United players and staff are worried about the negative impact he will have at the club if he is appointed Louis van Gaal’s successor in the summer, with club legend Ryan Giggs set to be the first casualty.
The United staff has not accepted the prospect of working under the controversial Portuguese, as they are still taking the reports with consternation.
And the biggest fear around Carrington is that Ryan Giggs would walk away if the former Chelsea boss is hired, and they are also concerned about Mourinho’s usual confrontational attitude, which caused him a lot of problems before he was fired at Stamford Bridge.
Giggs had been understudy to David Moyes and now Van Gaal, but it is understood he won’t be sticking around to work as an understudy again under Mourinho.
The former Manchester United winger has already been linked with the Swansea and Celtic managerial jobs and it is believed he may choose to try his hand as a manager elsewhere if Mourinho’s appointment comes to fruition.
The 53-year old Portuguese has already told close friends his move to Old Trafford is a ‘done deal’, even though United are yet to make any official commitments to him.