Jose Mourinho signs contract to take over Manchester United according to reports

The Express have reported that the Portuguese manager will be at the helm of Old Trafford next season

Jose Mourinho signs contract to take over Manchester United according to reports

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Apparently getting to an FA Cup final isn't enough to halt the rumours that your getting the sack.

Louis Van Gaal just can't seem to catch a break anywhere at the moment, with reports emerging today that Jose Mourinho has signed a contract to become the next Manchester United manager the day after the Dutchman led them to an FA Cup final. 

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss has been widely linked with the job for the past number of months and is expected to take over for next season, with The Express reporting that a contract has been signed and an announcement could be made in the next two weeks, which would be before the season ends on May 15th. 

If true, it would mean that Van Gaal's final game in charge would be an FA Cup final at Wembley against Crystal Palace or Watford, who play later today, after late drama yesterday. 

In the aftermath of that game, Van Gaal was quizzed about his future, with the 64-year-old responding;

"I am not looking beyond this competition and FA Cup because we live in the present and for the future, I discuss that with my board and not with you."


The paper also reported that United had to hold off a late bid for Mourinho's services, with PSG also interested in him replacing Laurent Blanc.