Manchester United Eye Shock Manager As A Successor For Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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Nuno Santo has emerged as a possible successor for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Following the crushing defeats to Brighton and Tottenham, reports emerged suggesting Mourinho could be sacked before the end of the season.

His side did manage to pick up a victory against Burnley, thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s brace, but talks about his job haven’t gone away completely, amid persistent reports of Zinedine Zidane being the no.1 choice to take over at United next season.

The Frenchman shocked the world when he decided to step down from Real Madrid after securing their third successive Champions League title. United board supposedly believe that he could bring out the best out of the team, especially Martial and Pogba.

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But now, German newspaper Sports Bild has claimed that Nuno Santo could be in the running for the Manchester United job. The 44-year-old managed to steer the Wolves back into the Premier League after impressive an campaign in the Championship last term.

This season, they have picked up 5 points from their first four game, holding title-holders Manchester City to a draw last weekend.

Jorge Mendes, who is a familiar face for the United fans, is said to be the driving force behind his inclusion on the list, as he represent the manager. A move to Manchester seems to likely if the board fails to convince Zidane to replace Jose next season.

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History suggests that the United gaffer’s spot is in danger at the moment. His predecessors, David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal, were shown the exit door after they failed to finish in the top 4.

In a recent interview, Mourinho didn’t seem concerned about his job, as financial costs of his sacking would prove to be way too high for the Mancunian giants.

“They say I’m in danger but I don’t think it,” remarked the 55-year-old. “If they send me away, do you have any idea how much money they would have to give me? Ah ah.”