Friday February 5th, 2016

Representatives for former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho are reportedly in talks with Manchester United, according to BBC's Dan Roan and Simon Stone.

Mourinho, 53, was sacked by Chelsea in December after a lackluster start to the season. Manchester United's manager Louis Van Gaal is expected to leave at the end of the season.

Mourinho led Chelsea to a Premier League title in 2014, as well as in 2004 and 2007 in his first stint as the club’s manager, but failed to replicate that success in 2015. The three league titles plus the FA Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup wins Chelsea earned during Mourinho’s tenure earn him the distinction of the 110-year-old club’s the most successful manager.

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He returned to Chelsea in June 2013 after a six-year absence and inked a four-year extension after winning the Premier League title.

Manchester United assistant Ryan Giggs may also be considered as Van Gaal's replacement.

A Mourinho hiring for Manchester United could re-ignite a rivalry between the former and Real Madrid coach and Pep Guardiola, who was hired by Manchester City earlier in the week.

Manchester United will play Chelsea on Sunday.

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