With Manchester United set to take on Chelsea tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, you could call this contest the Jose Mourinho Cup. Multiple news outlets are going with the Mou to MU narrative, and it’s not just the tabloids. Your more conservative, less trigger-happy outlets are reporting it too.
The Daily Mail says “Jose Mourinho is on the brink of getting the job of his dreams and is expected to become Manchester United manager this summer.”
The Guardian offers this: “Manchester United have refused to comment on reports that the club have held talks with representatives of Jose Mourinho, with the former Chelsea manager said to be increasingly hopeful of succeeding Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford at the end of the season.”
Via the Manchester Evening News: “Manchester United have held talks with Jose Mourinho‘s representatives about the possibility of the Portuguese succeeding Louis van Gaal.”
And finally, ESPN FC yesterday: “Jose Mourinho and his representatives are increasingly confident he will be Manchester United manager next season, sources have told ESPN FC, although a deal has yet to be signed.”
Now of course, we’ve heard this one before, and we should take each of these latest round of stories with a grain of salt, but hey, watch this space, maybe Jose Mourinho to Man United might actually happen this time.
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