Manchester United are set to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager, BBC Sport understands. It is believed a deal with the 53-year-old Portuguese was agreed in principle before United’s FA Cup final win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. With United failing to qualify for the Champions League under Louis Van Gaal, the Old Trafford hierarchy is thought to have decided a change is required.
Mourinho has been out of work since he was sacked by Chelsea in December. The club plan to announce his arrival early next week after telling Van Gaal, 64, his reign has come to an end.