Louis Saha has revealed exactly when Jose Mourinho will replace Louis van Gaal as the manager of Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho has been linked with Manchester United ever since the Portuguese got fired by Chelsea, with many reports suggesting that the ‘Special One’ has already signed a pre-contract with the Old Trafford club.
Louis Saha, a former Red Devil himself, discussed this topic in detail in the latest edition of Soccer AM.
The Frenchman was asked if United would sack Van Gaal and appoint a new manager, presumably Mourinho, if they failed to qualify for the Champions League, to which Saha answered: “Yes, that could be. It is obvious Mourinho wants the job.”
The striker also criticized Van Gaal’s philosophy openly, by stating: “The club is looking for a solution because it has been really hard to see them play some games. If you look at the history of Manchester United it is all about the style. The fans are really used to winning games in a special way. There is nothing to hide there. United need a change in some ways.”
However, Saha was quick to add that Van Gaal alone is not to be blamed for United’s poor form.
“I’m not going to only blame Louis van Gaal because some big players left the club and the big manager (Sir Alex) left the club, so it was going to be hard for anyone,” he added.
“All the talk about a new manager is disruptive for young lads who are trying to prove themselves to a manager who could then not be there next season, it is not nice.
“You want to have consistency. It will be nice for the club to keep things quiet if they have a decision to make at the end of the season. I think that will be best.”
United currently lie fifth in the Premier League, and their only chance of winning some silverware this season lies in the FA Cup.