Jose Mourinho is convinced that he is going to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, according to The Daily Mail.
Louis van Gaal still has one year remaining on his current deal. However, lately, the Dutchman has come under intense pressure from the fans due to the team’s uninspiring performances, and with the Red Devils now 6 points adrift of a Champions League place and 12 points behind the Premier League leaders Leicester City with only 13 games remaining, a change of manager is on the cards.
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 9, 2016
Highly regarded Italian journalist Alessandro Alciato first broke the story last Wednesday, announcing on Twitter that a deal between Mourinho and United was close.
Spanish outlet Marca took the story one step further on Saturday, by putting an exact date on Mourinho’s Old Trafford arrival, claiming that the Portuguese manager will take the United hot seat on July 1st.
And today, El Confidencial have released the details of Jose Mourinho’s contract.
Jose Mourinho will be paid €20m per year for taking over at Old Trafford & contract until 2019. [El Confidencial
— Subhan (@subhan7909) February 10, 2016
And although it is being said that a deal has not been finalised just yet, the Spanish outlets are reporting that Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes is now simply finalising a number of standard clauses before the agreement is signed off.