Jose Mourinho will sign a deal to become Manchester United manager in the next two weeks and will be given a £300million war chest to spend on players. According to the Daily Star, United chiefs, having made up their minds to appoint the former Chelsea boss in place of Louis van Gaal, wanted to wait until the end of the season to announce their decision, but now feel forced to reveal the Special One sooner.
Jose Mourinho has been out of work since losing his job at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, overseeing a dismal Premier League title defence, and has been linked with replacing Louis van Gaal for months. He is widely expected to take over at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal has been under pressure after United were dumped out of the Champions League in the group stages and then failed to impress in the Europa League.
Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is said to be desperate for Jose Mourinho to create a side capable of winning major trophies next season. Woodward is desperate to land a marquee signing and Neymar, Thomas Muller, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane could all be targeted.
Meanwhile, according to widespread reports, Renato Sanches will sign for Manchester United this summer in a deal worth £39 million. The Benfica midfielder, 18, has already agreed personal terms with United chiefs, with a fee set to be agreed soon. Manchester City and Real Madrid have both shown interest but United are now in pole position to do a deal.
United are reportedly set to let Memphis Depay leave this summer just one year after signing him from PSV Eindhoven. The 22-year-old has failed to establish himself in the side and United’s patience with the winger appears to have snapped. After scoring 22 goals in the Dutch Eredivisie last season, he’s managed just two league goals for United and he now looks set to be cut loose.