AXED former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his interest in taking over the helm at Manchester United should the club decided to part ways with under fire Dutchman Louis van Gaal.
With the hugely successful Portuguese manager available and comfortable in England, the recent winless run of six games, with three successive defeats, has led to speculation that van Gaal’s departure is imminent.
Mourinho’s agent, Sam Mendes, has said “We don’t know what will happen in the future, but now there is no agreement.”
Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in engineering a shock return to the Bernabeu, with the board said to be split over the performance of former Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez.
Meanwhile across Manchester, there is growing expectation that City will attempt to land Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola after he confirmed his exit from the German champions at the close of the season.
The news raises the tantalising possibility that the red and blue rivals could be led by managers with such pedigree as Mourinho and Guardiola, and would also place Chelsea in a difficult situation having had an eye on the ex-Barcelona legend themselves.