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Phil Neville makes prediction regarding Mourinho at United

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Jose Mourinho is set to take over as Manchester United boss.

Current Valencia number two Phil Neville has predicted that Jose Mourinho will only be in charge of Manchester United for two or three years, Sky Sports report.

Mourinho is set to take over the reigns at Old Trafford, replacing Louis van Gaal despite the Dutchman winning the FA Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace.

The self-proclaimed Special One will bring plenty of fireworks to United and a good chance of success, yet he has never stayed at a club longer for three seasons and Neville is predicting no different.

“I can't see him staying too long at Man United, maybe two or three years, that seems to be his shelf life at a football club, Neville told Sky Sports.

"It happened at Chelsea, it certainly happened at Real Madrid where there were rumours he fell out with a few players. It's a pattern with Jose, he comes into a club, he gets success but he doesn't stay for too long."

Mourinho is very much a controversial figure, often labelled a genius for his approach to matches and in-depth tactical knowledge though with an edge which often rubs people up the wrong way.

The Portuguese coach was last in charge at Chelsea, returning to Stamford Bridge and helping the club claim a league and cup double last year before receiving the sack six months on.

There is no denying his brilliance, yet there always seems to be a cloud which follows and throughout his career he has never managed to stay at a club longer than three seasons.

United need a strong figure in charge, but appointing Mourinho is a bold move which could go either way.

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