Will Jose Mourinho be in charge at Old Trafford next season? That’s the question on the lips of every Manchester United fan at the moment. And the situation has only gotten murky in the last couple of days.
The Telegraph has exclusively claimed that the Portuguese manager has agreed on a deal in principle to take over the Red Devils from next season onwards. The report further claims that Mourinho has also sanctioned the transfer moves for Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches and Everton defender John Stones.
However, in complete contrast to this report, the Sunday Times has claimed that current manager Louis Van Gaal is quite confident that he will be staying at Old Trafford for next season.
The Dutch manager signed a three-year deal with the club when he arrived in 2014 and next year will be the last in his contract. The Times’ report completely dismisses the claims from the Telegraph and insists that no agreement exists between the club and Jose Mourinho.
Recently, Louis Van Gaal revealed that he only wanted to sign a two-year contract with the club, but he was convinced by the club hierarchy to commit to a three-year contract.
He said: “I want to sign for two years, they want three years, not I. I have signed for three years so next year you see me again.”