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FOOTBALL: Man U to appoint Mourinho as new manager - report

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 5:07 PM
Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is tipped to be Manchester United's new manager.

According to BBC Sport, 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.

READ: Man United wins FA Cup, first title since Ferguson era

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 plans to announce his arrival early next week after telling Van Gaal, 64, his reign has come to an end.