— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 9, 2016
Jose Mourinho is convinced that he is going to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, according to The Daily Mail.
Sources close to Mourinho have claimed that he is convinced that the Manchester United job is his if the club sack current manager Louis van Gaal at the end of the season.
The former Chelsea numero uno and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola were fierce rivals in Spain and the prospect of the pair locking horns again is hugely appealing to the Premier League and its global audience.
Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal has expressed his anger at the constant speculation over his job and the suggestions that Mourinho has already been lined up to succeed him, about which the United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has made no official comments whatsoever. When the subject of his future was raised again in his press conference, suggesting that his job is under threat, he reacted furiously.
Louis van Gaal still has one year remaining on his current deal, but the Dutchman has come under intense pressure from the fans this season over the team’s uninspiring performances. With the Red Devils now sitting 6 points adrift of a Champions League place and 12 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City with 13 games remaining, a change of manager is on the cards.
The 53-year-old Portuguese, has stated that he wants to manage in the Premier League next season.
Speaking to GQ, he said: “To be fully happy I need everything, so I go back to football. I think it’s my natural habitat. I have worked since I can remember, and as a manager since 2000. For sure, I will be back soon.
“At this moment I don’t have a job, and I don’t know where football will take me, because in football you never know. But for sure — for sure, for sure — as a family, our home will still be England.”