Forget David De Gea to Real Madrid; forget Pogba to Barcelona; forget Lukaku to Chelsea, the real transfer saga of this season looks set to be amongst managers and in particular, who will be in charge of Manchester United next year. Each week it looks more and more certain that Mourinho will be in charge at Old Trafford next year after an inconsistent year from United.
Some reports indicate that Mourinho may have already agreed a deal and that Mourinho could be revealed as the next manager within weeks. The Daily Star contradicts this by stating that Ed Woodward doesn’t really know what direction he wants to take with this.
Van Gaal has struggled to play quality football and they have been extremely inconsistent, ranging from the sublime to the mundane to the dreadful. The board are impressed with Van Gaal’s ability to bring youngsters into the first team; something that has happened often this year.
United have also been fairly god in recent weeks, which only complicates things for Woodward as they could still won the FA Cup and finish forth which would be a success given their start to the season. Mourinho is apparently desperate to takeover but the board are stalling on what to do next.
Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world and with both Guardiola and Conte arriving in the Premier League next year, United will need an experienced manager to remain competitive.