Jose Mourinho contacts Manchester United to make his pitch for job – report

first_img 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. After he departed Chelsea before Christmas, Blues coach Steve Holland predicted Mourinho would want to soon be back involved in the game at the highest level. “He’s a guy who needs and wants football,” said Holland. ” There will be clubs and big clubs who will want him. “And he’s not in my opinion the sort of guy who’s going to spend six, seven, eight months sitting at home doing nothing in particular.” Pressure mounted on Van Gaal after United’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, which left the Red Devils five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham. 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. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Star has met twice with Kyrie Irving about signing with same team

first_img Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: LA billboard woos ‘King of SoCal’ for Clippers According to the report by Ric Bucher, the first meeting between the two superstars occurred while Durant was dealing with a strained right calf suffered against the Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals, with the second meeting happening after Durant underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors.Irving has been linked to the Nets in recent weeks following news broke of his intention to sign with Roc Nation after splitting with longtime agent Jeff Wechsler. Brooklyn has created space for two max contracts, and according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Nets should be considered the front-runner for Durant. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Are these two teams the front-runners to sign Al Horford? The soap opera that is the NBA offseason turned it up a notch Monday as another report regarding Kevin Durant’s future surfaced.According to Bleacher Report, Durant has met with Kyrie Irving about signing with the same team not once, but twice. “The Nets are gaining confidence that they can pull this off,” Windhorst said Friday on “The Jump” in reference to Brooklyn’s bid to add two max players. “I think the Nets are the front-runner to land KD. … I’m not ruling out the Knicks, but I think the Nets are the front-runners and people are not giving them their (respect).” Durant can become an unrestricted free agent if he declines his $31.5 million option with the Warriors, which seems likely, as according to Bucher, a league executive said Durant is “really pissed off at the Warriors” for their handling of his calf injury that may have led to the Achilles tear.The Knicks and Clippers have also been mentioned as teams interested in signing the forward in free agency, which begins June 30 at 6 p.m. ET. Chris Paul addresses trade rumors, says he’s ‘happy’ with Rocketslast_img read more