According to reports, former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is growing ‘frustrated’ with the lack of movement on the Manchester United job front.
After leaving Stamford Bridge last month, the Portuguese tactician was immediately linked with the post at Old Trafford as the pressure continued to increase on Louis van Gaal.
However, it appears as though the Dutchman may have turned a corner after a goalless draw with Chelsea and a win over Swansea City ended a poor run of form, which in turn has potentially bought him some more time to save his job.
According to ESPN FC, Mourinho’s camp have now been made aware that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will stick with Van Gaal and give him the opportunity to ensure that the club enjoy a successful season.
It is also reported from the same outlet that Mourinho turned down a return to Real Madrid, with the Spanish giants announcing Zinedine Zidane as Rafael Benitez’s replacement on Monday.
As a result, it doesn’t appear as though the former Chelsea boss has too many options available if he is eyeing a quick return to management, and he will undoubtedly continue to monitor the situation in Manchester with a view of stepping in if Van Gaal is eventually sacked.
The Red Devils face Sheffield United in the FA Cup this weekend, before returning to Premier League action against Newcastle United on January 12 as they look to try and close the nine-point gap that exists between them and leaders Arsenal.