MILAN, February 20 – Jose Mourinho will be the next manager of Manchester United, according to Inter Milan director Bedy Moratti.
The sister of former club president Massimo Moratti was quizzed by journalists after leaving a lunch meeting with Mourinho and her family.
When asked if the Portuguese would be making a sensational return to the San Siro, Moratti, an Honourary President at the club, let slip that his destination would be the north-west of England.
‘No, he’s happy now, he’s going to Manchester,’ calciomercato.com reports that she said.
‘Of course he’s always fantastic and we missed him as a person here,’ she replied when asked about the lunch meeting.
Mourinho is in Milan after being invited by Moratti to watch Inter’s Serie A home clash against Sampdoria.
Earlier this week the 53-year-old said: ‘I go for a day in Milan to personally say thanks to my president Mr Moratti.
‘I left Inter in 2010 and since then work was hard every day in Madrid and Chelsea, and it was difficult to find a moment to have lunch with the Moratti family.’
Mourinho insisted earlier this week that he does not know where his future lies, despite the rampant speculation.
‘My next club? I really don’t know, but one thing is certain: I love football and I’ll return to the touchline with the same passion and ambition as always,’ he said to La Stampa.
‘Right now I have respect for every coach and every club. I’m not looking for a club, it’s the clubs who are looking for me.’
The former Chelsea boss is currently unemployed but is expected to take over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United after their latest defeat against Midtjylland.
Louis van Gaal is under increasing pressure after the damaging defeat in the first leg of their Europa League Last 32 clash ahead of an FA Cup fifth round meeting with Shrewsbury Town on Monday night.
United lie fifth in the Premier League and are six points off bitter rivals Mancheter City, who are fourth.
-by Daily Mail-