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Rumours: Jose Mourinho agrees three year deal with Manchester United

15.93K   //    24 Feb 2016, 14:00 IST
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Jose Mourinho is the odds-on favourite to replace Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has been continuously linked to the Manchester United job and now Portuguese paper Diario de Noticias are the latest publication to hail Jose Mourinho to Manchester United a done deal. 

According to the newspaper, the former Chelsea boss has agreed on a three-year contract with Manchester United which will see him earn a huge fee of €20 million every year. The Portuguese manager will also be entitled to a five million euro bonus if Manchester United win the Premier League.

Diario de Noticias went on to reveal that the only reason Manchester United are not sacking Louis Van Gaal is because they will have to pay him €12.5 million as compensation which Ed Woodward is keen to avoid.

The news comes in after there were reports that Jose Mourinho had found a property in Manchester ahead of his United move. With Louis Van Gaal struggling to get the right results for Manchester United, it looks more likely to be a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ Jose Mourinho will take over at Old Trafford.

Florentino Perez wanted Jose Mourinho to replace Rafael Benitez at Real Madrid

Ever since Jose Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea manager in December, he has been linked to almost all the top clubs. Although the Portuguese manager is now the odds-on favourite to take over at Manchester United this summer, it seems that one of his former clubs was desperate to get him back in January.

According to Madrid-based well-respected journalist Diego Torres, Madrid President Perez spent the entire month of January trying strike a deal to get Mourinho back. Torres is one of the most reliable sources on the Portuguese boss having also written a brilliant book about the ‘special one’s’ three-year spell at Real Madrid.

If this turns out to be true, it means that Zidane is not seen as  a long-term solution by the Madrid hierarchy.

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