Inter Milan director Bedy Moratti confirmed Jose Mourinho will join Manchester United, but did not suggest when the Portuguese tactician will take over the role at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal is the current Red Devils' manager and his future at the club remains uncertain, despite with over one year remaining on his contract. Things got from bad to worse for the Dutchman as the 20-time English champions were defeated by FC Midtjylland in the Europa League tie earlier this week.
According to The Independent, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward wants to relieve the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager from his duties before things can get further worse.
Woodward is convincing Mourinho to take over the role at United, who is without a job after he was sacked from his role as a manager at Chelsea last December. The former Real Madrid manager was at Inter and helped them win the treble in 2010.
There were reports linking the Special One with a return to San Siro to replace Roberto Mancini. However, Moratt has played down those reports and confirmed he is moving to Old Trafford.
"Of course he's always fantastic and we missed him as a person here," Moratt explained.
"Does that mean never say never for a return to Inter? No, he's happy now, he's going to Manchester."
Even Mourinho himself distanced from these speculations, but confirmed he has been approached by clubs as he looks to return to management.
"My next club? I really don't know. One thing is certain; I love football and I will return on the fields with the same passion and ambition as always," Mourinho told La Stampa. "Right now I have respect for every coach and every club. I'm not looking for a club; it is the clubs who seek me."
Mourinho guided Chelsea to the Premier League title and his record as a manager in the Premier League is even better than that of United's legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Until the end of the 2014-15 season, this is how the stats look.