If reports in British media on Friday are anything to go by, then Jose Mourinho has issued an ultimatum to Manchester United to confirm him as manager of the club and end all the prolonged speculations about his future.
According to reports in The Sun UK, the ‘Special One’, now tired of waiting to hear Manchester United speak, has given the Old Trafford management May deadline to approach him with management offer even as Red Devils mull Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspurs.
The tabloid reports: “Jose Mourinho has given Ed Woodward (Manchester United executive vice chairman) a month to get his act together and put a formal offer on the table for the Manchester United job.”
The reports says further that so tired of the whole game is the former Chelsea manager that his agent, Jorge Mendes ‘has started the clock on the Old Trafford club, with the Red Devils executive vice chairman scouting out a move for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’.
Job offers are coming in for the Portuguese coach — who wants to nick an appointment before the start of the summer transfer window.
The tabloid analyses that Manchester United’s slowness could cost it big time should Mourinho move on.
“Missing out on Mourinho would be a huge risk for United, especially if they fail to reach the Champions League and Tottenham does.
“In this case if the club drag their heels they could miss out on both Pochettino AND Mourinho, with Louis van Gaal still having a year to run on his contract.
“If there is no offer on the table by May, Woodward would face a tense wait to see if LVG can get them back into the Champions League. Given United’s up-and-down form this season, there is no guarantee that will happen.”