Manchester United will allow Louis van Gaal to leave and will replace him with Jose Mourinho as the latter will manage the Red Devils from the next season. The Dutchman has one year left on his contract and despite that, he will be allowed to leave Old Trafford.
Mourinho was sacked from his post at Chelsea last December after the Blues struggled under his guidance in the first half of the 2015/16 campaign. According to Portuguese publication Jornal de Noticias, the ex-Real Madrid manager has already signed to join the 20-time English champions after he was relieved from his duties at Stamford Bridge.
United made it to the final of the FA Cup after Anthony Martial's late winner helped them beat Everton 2-1 in the semi-final. Apart from the FA Cup, the Red Devils have struggled in other competitions, including the Premier League.
They sit fifth in the league table with 59 points after 34 matches, trailing fourth place Arsenal by five points, who have played one more game than the Red Devils. Van Gaal's current employers have decided to part ways with him after the end of the ongoing campaign and the Dutchman admitted that he is unsure of his future beyond the FA Cup final.
Mourinho has started watching United's matches of this season so that it can help him identify their strengths and areas that need to be strengthened. He will be given full control over the club's transfer business and is already working on summer transfer targets.
The 53-year-old is also open in bringing players from Portugal as he looks to make United challenge for the title next term. He was also linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain but Ligue 1 president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has put those rumours to bed after confirming that current manager Laurent Blanc will continue at Parc des Princes.
"The contract was extended for two years, he will stay with us next year. When we lose, we lose, it is a collective responsibility," Al-Khelaifi said, as quoted by Goal.com.