Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will start a new job in July with the ex-Chelsea boss still the favourite to replace Louis van Gaal.
Mourinho’s announcement became known just moments after Manchester UnitedÂ’s 2-0 Europa League defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool – a result that puts the Dutchman’s tenure in further doubt.
Mourinho, out of work since December when he was sacked by Chelsea for a second time, has been the odds-on favourite to take the Red Devils reins for months but the Old Trafford board appear to be at loggerheads over his appointment.
It has been reported that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has shaken hands with Mourinho to take over from the start of next season, despite the boardroom opposition of club legends sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Mourinho hinted in an interview in Singapore last month that he would rather start a new job in the summer than take over midway through this season.
And heÂ’s confirmed in an interview with BT Sport Â– due to be shown this week Â– that he is set to begin work with a new club in July.