Only hours following Manchester United’s FA Cup triumph over Crystal Palace, a number of sources confirmed Jose Mourinho’s move to United, with an announcement reportedly set to be made by the club on Monday.
Manchester United and their army of loyal supporters were reveling in an FA Cup triumph at Wembley completed in a fashion reminiscent of the good old times under Sir Alex Ferguson. However, just as Louis Van Gaal was enjoying his first success in two years as the manager at Old Trafford, elsewhere Jorge Mendes had set the news ablaze, confirming reports of Jose Mourinho completing his move to Manchester as the next boss of the Red Devils.
The Portuguese had long been touted as the favourite to replace Louis Van Gaal should the club choose to do so. However, when United lost out on Renato Sanches, also a client of Mendes’, it was seen as a breakdown of talks between the club and the agent in which case Mourinho’s move to the Red Devils seemed unlikely. The deal, however, as Mendes has confirmed, is back on the table as Mourinho is expected to fly to Manchester and complete the necessary procedures in time to be unveiled by the club on Monday.
Good way for LVG to bow out. But that’s it. Club plan to tell him Monday & announce Mourinho new boss Tuesday.
— Dan Roan (@danroan) May 21, 2016
Woodward had told Mendes that Mourinho will have £200 million to spend this summer. Mendes helping with player recruitment. Massive summer.
— Ben Fairthorne (@BFairthorne) May 21, 2016
Pep, Mourinho and Klopp in the same league – the same 50 mile radius – next season. 🤓
— Janan Ganesh (@JananGanesh) May 21, 2016
Sky have blatantly been told to keep a lid on the Mourinho story til after FA Cup final.Raises questions about their journalistic integrity
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) May 21, 2016
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 21, 2016
United fans on Wembley Way singing Mourinho’s name.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 21, 2016
— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) May 21, 2016
The information comes from Mourinho’s agent Mendes, it is not info from MUFC, can’t imagine they will be best pleased about the timing
— Hayley McQueen (@HayleyMcQueen) May 21, 2016
Next season – Klopp, Mourinho, Pep, Conte, Wenger…
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) May 21, 2016
All very surreal: LVG talking about plans for next season at #mufc as plans for his imminent replacement by Mourinho accelerate.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 21, 2016
Bit shabby timing for Mourinho news to break on night Van Gaal wins FA Cup
— Mark Austin (@markaustinitv) May 21, 2016
LVG arrives in post-match press conference minutes after news breaks that Mourinho will be #MUFC manager on Tues
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) May 21, 2016
So it looks like Ranieri v Mourinho to kick off next season. Next stop Euros though. Enjoy your nights all
— Guy Mowbray (@Guymowbray) May 21, 2016
Klopp, Mourinho, Pochettino Guardiola plus Conte and people try to say that the Premier League isn’t the best League in the world….
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) May 21, 2016
Mourinho is driving the Man UTD – bus from Wembley to Manchester …and will park it somewhere around the 18 yard box…
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) May 21, 2016