Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is confident Jose Mourinho can bring the good times back to Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal was sacked on Monday despite leading the club to the FA Cup and its understood the finer details of a contract for Mourinho are being worked on.
Schmeichel believes a move to appoint Mourinho has been in the works for some time and expects he will bring success.
The Dane insists he is excited for a new chapter in the clubs history and hopes it can help to restore belief for the fans who grew frustrated during Van Gaals tenure.
He told Sky Sports News: “I’m convinced this has been going on for a long time, with a lot of meetings taking place.
“Meetings with Mourinho, what kind of role he should have, how his managerial style is, meetings with Sir Bobby (Charlton), Sir Alex (Ferguson), so he’s got a feeling of how he wants the club to go.
“I always expected Jose Mourinho to have Manchester United at the very top of his list – his dream job. I think he can be an absolute success but has a lot to prove.
“I’m looking forward to this next period and hopefully he will give all fans belief that all is well and they are going in the right direction.”