Tuesday 28 February 2017

Jose Mourinho 'sets Manchester United deadline' of May 1

James Orr

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have been set a deadline of 1 May to secure the services of Jose Mourinho as their manager, according to reports.

The Guardian have reported that the Portuguese is intent on confirming his next managerial position in one month's time.

United chiefs have backed manager Louis van Gaal in recent months, however, and their season looks to be taking a turn for the better. United have a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League, they are only one point behind neighbours Manchester City, who sit in fourth place.

The club were knocked out of the Europa League at the Last-16 stage by rivals Liverpool last month, but remain in the FA Cup - they face West Ham in the replay on 13 April.

Mourinho has been out of a job since his Chelsea sacking last December. The 53-year-old wants to get his new position sorted in time so he can start planning for next season.

Independent News Service

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