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08th Nov 2015

Manchester United’s choice as LvG’s successor may not go down well at Old Trafford

Oh dear

Kevin McGillicuddy

Somehow the axe has not yet fallen on Jose Mourinho as his Chelsea side fell to yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Stoke City.

The ex-Real Madrid boss has now seen his team slump to 16th place in the Premier League, amid increasing pressure that his second spell at Stamford Bridge is about to come to a premature end.

But Jose won’t be out of work long, and according to reports this morning, his next job could see him swap Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford.

According to French news outlet Le10, and the Daily Star this morning, the Glazers are looking to replace Louis van Gaal next summer, and with Jurgen Klopp off the market and Pep Guardiola likely to end up in the blue half of Manchester, the club are looking to London for the Dutchman’s successor.

There’s a famous tale of how Mourinho cried when he was told that David Moyes got the Manchester United job when Alex Ferguson retired, and it’s believed the club’s American owners are not fully convinced LvG is the man to restore the club’s fortunes as they have endured a difficult start to the campaign in front of goal.

Although the victory over West Brom appeared to keep supporters content, their feelings towards the manager and the team’s recent style of play were clearly heard in the recent game against CSKA Moscow.