Report: Mourinho representatives 'frustrated' at lack of movement over Manchester United job

Jose Mourinho has been widely tipped to succeed under-fire Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager.

Manchester United could be missing out on their chance to appoint Jose Mourinho as a successor to Louis van Gaal, according to a report from ESPN.

Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in December when he presided over a dramatic collapse in form over a seven month period following their Premier League title success.

Van Gaal has been coming under pressure at Old Trafford after some poor performances and results. His side ended a winless streak of nine games at the weekend with a 2-1 win over struggling Swansea City.

The pressure has yet subside from the Dutchman after his side was dumped out of the Champions League and have slipped to fifth position in the table but United have yet to press the panic button.

ESPN's report says Mourinho's representatives are getting 'frustrated' and are beginning to investigate other options but Ed Woodward - United's executive vice-chairman - would prefer to stick by van Gaal and give him the time to try and turn things around at the club.

There is the mention that a number of members of the United hierachy do not want the former Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss at the club. 

As it stands, it looks unlikely that Mourinho will be making his way to Old Trafford to any time soon, if this report is anything to go by and that the most likely prospect for Portuguese coach is to manage a side elsewhere in Europe. 

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