Report: Manchester United ready to offer Jose Mourinho £60m mega deal

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho surveys the scene at Goodison Park ahead of his side's match with Everton on September 12, 2015
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Manchester United reportedly prepare to offer Jose Mourinho a bumper £60m three-year contract to take over from Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to make Jose Mourinho the world's highest-paid football manager ever at the end of the season.

Louis van Gaal is currently in charge of the Red Devils, but it has been widely reported that he will not last the summer after failing to challenge for the Premier League title this term.

Mourinho, who left Chelsea for the second time in December, has often been linked with the Old Trafford job and is in line to become the highest-paid manager ever, according to The Sun.

The paper claims that Mourinho's three-year £60m deal will eclipse the £15m-a-year contract that Manchester City have agreed with Pep Guardiola.

With eight matches of the Premier League season remaining, Man United are sixth in the table, a point behind neighbours City in the race for a top-four place.

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