Barclays Premier League giants Manchester United have informed Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal that his time at Old Trafford is up and will be hiring Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho as his replacement.
BBC Sport reveals that the much traveled Mourinho struck a deal in principle with Manchester United despite Van Gaal still having a year to go on his deal at Old Trafford and after the FA Cup win, reports have it that Manchester United made it clear.
Under Van Gaal United have struggled and it was the wish of most of the team’s fans that the Dutchman is relieved of his duties with Manchester United finishing fifth in the past season and only making it to the Europa League next season.
Mourinho will be the third manager appointed after the legendary Alex Ferguson retired. David Moyes took over from Fergie but his reign lasted just ten months.
Mourinho is one of the game’s most successful coaches, winning three league titles in his two spells at Stamford Bridge, as well as guiding Porto and Inter Milan to Champions League victories in 2004 and 2010 respectively.