Jose Mourinho reportedly agrees to join Manchester United. The Red Devils have remained tight – lipped about incoming manager Jose Mourinho for some time.
It is believed the United board wanted to prevent a similar scenario from their noisy neighbours Manchester City. The Citizens announced that Manuel Pellegrini will be replaced by highly-rated Pep Guardiola.
The teams title charge went completely downhill form there. United are looking to avoid making a similar mistake as United strive for a Champions league finish and the FA Cup. Therefore, the anticipated announcement will have to wait till the last week of the season. Latest reports suggest the agreement was reached over the weekend.
Mourinho will be hoping that he can tag along two promising young talents in Renato Sanches and John Stones. Mourinho attempted to sign Stones while at Chelsea yet saw the club’s £37 million bid rejected.
It seems to have worked in his favour as Mourinho will reignite interest in the English defender. He will face stiff competition from the blue half of Manchester as Guardiola is reportedly keen to bring in young home-grown talent.
Sources suggest Mourinho is also keen on fellow countryman Renato Sanches who has been on the club’s radar for some time now. The youngster is regarded as one of Europe’s brightest prospects and Mourinho is keen to link up with the Portuguese man.
Jose Mourinho has been highly missed in the Premier League, better yet in football as a whole. He has a charismatic personality and his press conferences are worth listening to. However, the Portuguese manager is often controversial especially when results and match officials don’t go in his favour. This was very much evident in his final year with Chelsea.
Mourinho has fundamental experience to help United contend for the title. Additionally his high stature in the game will be able to attract world-class players to join him, something they have struggled to do since Sir Alex Fergusons great tenure with the club. Whether he able to emulate his previous success as United remains to be seen as the mountain ahead is much higher.