Former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho looks set to join Manchester United, after personal terms were agreed following three days of negotiations.
Negotiations started on Tuesday, despite a delay due to Jose Mourinho’s image rights, an agreement was reached today.
Although no contract has been signed, the Portuguese could put pen to paper on a three-year-deal, with an official announcement to be made on Friday.
Jose Mourinho will replace Van Gaal, who was sacked two days after winning the FA cup for the red devils.
The acquisition of the Portuguese manager has been backed by several ex-United players.
And on Thursday, ex-defender Rio Ferdinand praised the 53-year-old former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss.
“I have heard many say the ‘Mourinho WAY’ is not the Manchester United style of playing football,” the 37-year-old former England skipper wrote on his Facebook page.
“However, the Chelsea team that Jose put together first time round when he entered the Premier League played with wingers and hurt teams with quick attacking play.
“This is a sign he knows how to get a team playing in a way Manchester United fans can look forward to seeing.”
He added: “One thing I can tell Manchester United fans is that they have got themselves a true winner in all aspects. His CV shows success.”