Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is likely to take over the manager's job at Manchester United Getty

Jose Mourinho's tenure at Manchester United could begin with the Portuguese manager bringing in Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta to Old Trafford. The former Chelsea man is primed to take over from Louis van Gaal and is already looking at options to rejuvenate the Red Devils next season.

The Telegraph reported that Mourinho is interested in having another body to look after transfers, but it is not sure if United are keen on the idea, having resisted the temptation to make such an addition in the past. The former Chelsea manager is said to have agreed a gentleman's contract with United to take over next season, having recently confirmed that he will be back in management in July, but is yet to sign a formal pre-contract with the club.

Louis van Gaal has flattered to deceive as manager this season, having failed to get past the group stages of the Champions League and falling to Liverpool in the round of 16 tie of the Europa League. He struggled to improve on their position in the league last season, but their latest victory over Manchester City leaves them only a point adrift from a top four spot, something which could still save his job.

In addition to that United are also active in the FA Cup with a quarter-final replay lined up against West Ham after the international break.

Mourinho would be the first major managerial appointment at Old Trafford after Sir Alex Ferguson's departure and should he be given the job, will hope to lead United back to the top from where they have ignominiously fallen over the past few years. The Portuguese man won the title with Chelsea in 2014/15 but a massive downturn of form has seen them all but miss out on a place in the top four, which cost him his job earlier this season.