According to Manchester Evening News, José Mourinho will be officially announced as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, 24th May. The article also says that Mourinho will meet with Man United representatives to discuss the finer details of the appointment.
The news comes after United’s 2-1 FA Cup win vs Crystal Palace on the 21st. News broke almost immediately after full time, leaving Van Gaal in a very difficult position. Reports suggest that Mourinho’s camp had broken the news, and not United.
Van Gaal is now set to be told of United’s future plans in a meeting tomorrow, with Ed Woodward. MEN say that Jorge Mendes will attend Mourinho’s official unveiling as the deal will be completed within the same day. This will be music to United’s fans’ ears with the style of football under Van Gaal slowly taking it’s toll on the United faithful. Van Gaal may have left a nice foundation to build on, but a fresh start was well overdue.