Manchester United urged to hire Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho to replace Louis van Gaal

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Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has urged Manchester United to consider replacing Louis van Gaal with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, in a column for the Daily Mirror.

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The Portuguese coach has been linked with the job at Old Trafford in the past, and was a candidate to take over when Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, though the job eventually went to David Moyes as Mourinho instead returned for a second spell in charge of Chelsea.

United’s chances of luring him to the club now may seem slim, but Collymore thinks he or Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone would be ideal to replace their current manager, who has struggled this season.

“I’d look to Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, who plays with width, aggression and tempo,” he said.

“The other? A certain Jose Mourinho. It wouldn’t be pretty – but he’d make United winners again. And I’m not sure Louis van Gaal can do that.”

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