According to BBC Sports editor, Dan Roan Manchester United are set to name Jose Mourinho as new manager on Tuesday to replace Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman who led the Red Devils to the 2016 FA Cup win at Wembley over Crystal Palace is set to be told on Monday that he is relivered of his job and Mourinho will be announced on Tuesday as the new Gaffer.
Louis van Gaal still has one season remaining on his three-year deal, but despite spending £250m on new players, his tenure has disappointed many fans, the club finishing 4th, and then 5th in the Premier League.
Van Gaal’s grip on his job has seemed increasingly fragile this season, with Jose Mourinho known to covet the task of masterminding a revival at United three years after legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down.
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 the Champions League in 2004 and 2010 respectively.
He also led Real Madrid to the Spanish La Liga title in 2012, and his arrival will mean a mouthwatering resumption of his rivalry with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. The Spanish coach will take over at United’s arch-rivals Manchester City this summer.
Having sacked previous manager David Moyes just 10 months after he succeeded Ferguson, United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward was desperate for Van Gaal to see out his contract.
Some senior figures at United were also known to have serious reservations about the prospect of the controversial Mourinho, with some preferring Ryan Giggs as an alternative.
It looks the club is not going back on the choice of Jose Mourinho as the new manager of Manchester United and the former Real Madrid boss is primed for the Old Trafford hot seat.