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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp remains confident that Jose Mourinho will be the next Manchester United manager after confirming the Portuguese tactician's move to Old Trafford is a "done deal."

The 53-year-old is without a job since he was sacked from his post at Chelsea in December 2015. The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss was replaced by Guus Hiddink and ever since he was shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge, he has been linked with the Old Trafford job.

Louis van Gaal is the current manager at United and the Dutchman has come under serious pressure after failing to help the Red Devils get the desired results. According to the Express, Mourinho could take charge of the club even before the end of the season.

"It hasn't worked out at all for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. It's been a disaster for him. No doubt about that," Redknapp explained, as quoted by the Mirror.

"From the people I know who are in the know, it seems Jose Mourinho to United is a done deal."

Van Gaal's job at Old Trafford remains uncertain and there is a possibility that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager could be out of the club even before the end of the 2015-16 season.

Another report from the Mirror claims, should the ex-Netherlands manager be sacked, Ryan Giggs is unwilling to take the role of the caretaker, unless and until he is given assurance that he will be given the full time role from next season.

After David Moyes was sacked just 10 months into his six year contract, the Welshman took charge of the club for the remaining fixtures of the 2013-14 season as the 20-time English champions finished seventh that campaign.

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