Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Manchester United is imminent as current manager Louis Van Gaal heads towards the door.
It appears the Dutch manager’s failure to secure a place in the top four sealed his fate with the club, whilst fans have long since lost faith in the former Netherland’s manager.
Boo’ed during his speech following United’s final home game of the season against Bournemouth, this was repeated at Wembley on Saturday when Van Gaal lifted the FA Cup following United’s come from behind 2-1 win in extra time.
Van Gaal seemingly spent Monday locked in talks with United, negotiating severance pay with a figure of £5m being reported. But with his exit comes the arrival of Jose Mourinho, with the former Chelsea manager having been linked with United for months.
Mourinho was originally touted to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013, instead United opted for David Moyes and Mourinho returned to Chelsea. And as Moyes was sacked, so was Mourinho this past December.
But Football Fanzone’s Jason Cundy believes Chelsea’s loss is United’s gain, and predicts United will be in the title race next season if Jose takes over:
As a football man I have to be logical and say that this is football, Chelsea didn’t want him so he was free to do as he liked but as a Chelsea fan it’s not what I wanted to see. There will be other Chelsea fans that don’t like it, but that’s tough.
This is bad news for the rest of the Premier League as Jose is the best out there and he can be the man to get United out of their post Sir Alex rut.
He is exactly what United need.
United realistically should have made this change back in December, after Van Gaal endured that nightmare spell. If they had I have no doubts they would be looking forward to Champions League football next season.
It’s an opportunity missed but regardless next season he will show what he can do.
As I said, this is great news for United and bad news for the rest of the league and with Jose at the helm I have no qualms about putting United in the title race with Jose in charge next season.