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Jose Mourinho speaks out on rumours over Manchester United agreement

Jose Mourinho has dampened speculation over his future by telling Sky Sports that no agreement is in place for him to take over at Manchester United in the summer.

As Sky Sports reports, the former Chelsea boss has been repeatedly tipped to replace Louis van Gaal, but Mourinho has insisted that he has not committed to any job yet.

But the Special One added that he will be back in work in the summer, and reiterated that his preference is to remain in England and bag another gig in the Premier League.

Mourinho told Sky Sports: “[Van Gaal] is my friend, I worked with him for a few years.

“I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club.

“I am not in a position to turn [jobs] down, I am in a position to analyse. I am in a position to be open to any club or national team.

“I have to be honest, if possible I would prefer a club but I must analyse to see what is best for my career and to be back with everything I have.

“I would prefer [to be in England]. I love the country, I love the football here, my family is very stable and happy. If possible yes, it would be my first choice.”

Mourinho’s comments will do little to mute the speculation. Even if he had reached an agreement with the Red Devils, he certainly would not be making that public knowledge.

The Portuguese was speaking to Sky Sports at the 02 Arena while watching Anthony Joshua win the IBF world heavyweight title with a second-round knockout of Charles Martin.

Mourinho will hope to return to the top of the world himself. It won’t be as Syria manager! According to Sky Sports, the 53-year-old politely turned down an offer to coach them!

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