Mourinho takes over at Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the next Manchester United manager in succession to Louis Van Gaal is set to be concluded this week. The club plan to announce his arrival early next week after telling Van Gaal, 64, his reign has come to an end.

The 53-year-old Portuguese will be charged with bringing back the domestic and European successes of the Sir Alex Ferguson era – plus the sort of winning, exciting football “the Theatre Of Dreams” demands after the boredom of the David Moyes and Van Gaal eras.Manchester-United

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.

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.