Jose Mourinho wants a written promise from Manchester United that he will become the club’s manager in the summer, according to reports.
Former Chelsea boss Mourinho has been widely tipped to take over at Old Trafford in time for next season, with current manager Louis van Gaal’s future in doubt.
But according to The Sun, the Portuguese is beginning to worry that Van Gaal could now see out the final year of his contract at United.
Last week Sir Alex Ferguson gave his public backing to the under-fire boss, while Dutch outlet De Telegraaf reported on Tuesday that Van Gaal would indeed remain in charge next term.
Consequently, Mourinho has now asked for a formal job offer in writing, as he can then start to make plans for next season.
In March the ‘Special One’ confirmed he would start a new role in July, which at the time appeared to be a strong hint his future belonged at Old Trafford.
However, an increasing number of reports suggest the Red Devils could stay patient with Van Gaal, especially if the club – currently trailing fourth-place Man City by a point – qualify for the Champions League.