JOSE MOURINHO has agreed a five-year deal to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United boss, according to sensational reports from Europe.
Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea boss last Thursday after the champions spiralled out of the control.
The Blues lost nine of their opening 16 Premier League games and Mourinho had admitted the top four was out of reach.
He also claimed his players had betrayed him and his methods following the defeat to Leicester.
But he may not be out of work for long with Van Gaal under huge pressure after going six games without a win at United.
Spanish website Fichajes claim Mourinho has already agreed to take the reins at Manchester United after they pull the trigger on Van Gaal.
Express Sport understands Van Gaal’s future is being considered and the Dutchman could even be facing the sack if United lose their next match.
They take on Stoke – and former striker Mark Hughes – on Boxing Day before Chelsea on December 28.
The fans at Old Trafford chanted Mourinho’s name during the 2-1 defeat to Norwich on Sunday and have grown frustrated with Van Gaal’s methods.
United dropped out of the top four – overtaken by Tottenham – with the club still reeling from their Champions League exit.
On Saturday, Mourinho released a statement insisting he wanted to return to the dugout as soon as possible.
“During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club, but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave,” Mourinho’s statement read.