Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has revealed that Jose Mourinho is yet to agree a deal to take over at Manchester United but that talks are underway between the two parties.
Reports this week suggested Mourinho had agreed a deal to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford at the end of the campaign.
Balague dismissed the rumours but insisted that Mourinho is talking to officials at Man United:
On Mou. Nothing agreed with MUFC as yet (and things don't happen till they happen ☺). Does he want the job? You bet! Are they chatting? Yeap
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) February 5, 2016
BBC have also confirmed that Man United have held talks with Mourinho, so the wheels are now fully in motion.
With Manchester City confirming that Pep Guardiola will join them from next season, Mourinho was firmly placed as the front-runner in the event of van Gaal’s exit.
Mourinho’s reputation took a hit at Chelsea this term with some high-profile incidents but the fact remains that he is a proven, world-class manager who has won trophies at every club he has been at.
Van Gaal does not look like the man who can lead United going forward but Mourinho will undoubtedly take them to the next level. If he does end up taking over, United supporters will look forward to seeing how he deals with Guardiola.