Jose Mourinho ‘sends letter to Manchester United explaining why he should be manager’ – report

Jose Mourinho has written to Manchester United to state his case to become the club’s next manager, according to a report in the Independent on Sunday.

The newspaper states that former Chelsea manager Mourinho has sent United a six-page letter in which he outlines why he would be a suitable fit for the position, which is currently occupied by under-pressure Dutchman Louis van Gaal. United declined to comment on the report when contacted by Press Association Sport.

Mourinho left Chelsea in December after a poor start to the season, despite his team winning the Barclays Premier League in the previous campaign. According to the report, Mourinho explains in the letter how he would be prepared to adapt his style of management to suit the demands at Old Trafford, and how he would seek to overhaul the squad.

The 52-year-old Portuguese’s fondness for United is well known and he has been linked with the job before, but United chose David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and Van Gaal to come in a year later. As well as two spells at Chelsea, Mourinho has previously bossed Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

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