Jose Mourinho has refused to comment on speculation linking him with the Manchester United job following confirmation that Pep Guardiola will join Manchester City next season.
City revealed on Monday that Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the campaign.
Man United had been linked with Guardiola prior to the news but it now looks like Mourinho would be favourite to take over at Old Trafford in the event of Louis van Gaal’s exit. The Portuguese was tight-lipped when asked about the rumours at an event to support FIFA presidential hopeful Gianni Infantino at Wembley.
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Mourinho’s reputation took a hit at Chelsea this term following a number of high-profile incidents but the fact remains that he is a world-class manager.
His record speaks for itself and there is no doubt that United would get back to where they belong under his leadership.
However, Ed Woodward seems reluctant to let go of van Gaal. United’s future success could depend on any decision to remove the Dutchman and the club face a crucial few months.