Mourinho will love to succeed van Gaal at United – Rob

Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal waves during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on November 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal could be waving goodbye to Old Trafford at the end of the season. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

According to one of Jose Mourinho confidantes, The Sun journalist Rob Beasley, has revealed that the sacked Chelsea manager “would love” the chance to coach Manchester United.

Mourinho was fired two years into his second spell back at Stamford Bridge on Thursday after a run of poor results and with pressure mounting on Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, speculation has intensified that he could move to Old Trafford at the summer.

Reports had claimed in the past that the 52-year-old was a contender for the United job when Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 but the role instead went to David Moyes who was later fired ten months into the job.

“He’d love to manage United,” Beasley told BBC Radio Five Live. “The two clubs he always talked about were Liverpool, but that’s gone now. He would have loved to have gone up there and reawakened Merseyside and won the league with them. The other was Manchester United.

“He thought – and Fergie thought – he was getting the job when Fergie was leaving, they had spoken about it. It seemed Fergie was setting Jose up to take over. But he ended up back at Chelsea.

“Manchester United, he would love it. Imagine Jose Mourinho walking out in front of the Stretford End and giving them the pump fists. ‘What can we do? You’re the 12th man.’ The fans would go mental!”

Before Mourinho’s sack, the premier league defending champions were just one point above the relegation zone following nine defeats in 16 matches.