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Jose Mourinho is certain that he will become Manchester United manager at the end of the season after overcoming Sir Alex Ferguson’s objections, according to the Manchester Evening News.
According to M.E.N Sport, former Red Devils manager Ferguson, who still sits on the board at Old Trafford, had championed his former player Ryan Giggs to take over from Louis van Gaal.
But Ferguson and Giggs, currently assistant to Van Gaal, have surrendered their efforts to secure the Welshman a promotion, despite him having the support of several United ambassadors.
However, M.E.N Sport understands that, while he is yet to put pen to paper on a contract, former Chelsea boss Mourinho expects to assume the managerial role at the North-West giants in the summer.
M.E.N Sport adds that this could mean Giggs, United’s leading appearance maker of all time and Ferguson’s pick to succeed David Moyes in 2014, could end his 28-year association with United.
Mourinho has been consistently linked with the United hotseat since leaving Chelsea in December, with the masses at Old Trafford seemingly growing unhappy with Van Gaal’s results and methods.
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