The Manchester United board are reportedly considering hiring Jose Mourinho by the end of this month in a desperate bid to salvage the clubâ€™s season. This decision was reportedly taken afterÂ Red Devils lost 2-1 to Sunderland on Saturday leaving them six points adrift of the top four.
The Sun reports that ChelseaÂ former boss Mourinho may replace Van Gaal in time for Unitedâ€™s next league game at home to Arsenal on February 28, Â and though heâ€™d prefer to take up the hotseat in the summer, United officials are considering bringing him in this month in a desperate bid to save the sideâ€™s faltering campaign.
They believe they will lose nothing by bringing in Mourinho before the end of the season and axing Van Gaal earlier than planned.
Van Gaal after Saturdayâ€™s defeat admitted the clubâ€™s best chance of re-entering the Champions League is to win the Europa League trophy but theyâ€™re showing few signs of being able to compete against the other teams in the league. It is added that Van Gaal has taken a short-term rent on a new pad in Manchester, which would allow him to move out at any time.