This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance! Man United MUST appoint Mourinho, says Andy Gray

first_imgManchester United have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to appoint Jose Mourinho as their manager – and should take it, Andy Gray has told talkSPORT.United are reportedly giving serious consideration to dispensing with Louis van Gaal and appointing Mourinho as his replacement after a run of six games without a win.The Portuguese was axed by Chelsea after a disastrous run of results amid rumours of a fall-out with senior players, but Gray believes he would be the best candidate to take on the Old Trafford job.“I see Mourinho as the only one of the top three or four managers in the world available,” said the former Scotland star and expert pundit, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“You look at the really top names and Ancelotti has gone [to Bayern Munich], Pep Guardiola looks set for Manchester City. Would anyone else be big enough come in? I don’t see anybody.“The fact that Jose is available has probably rushed them into doing something. I think if Jose was still at Chelsea then Van Gaal would would get little bit more time to sort it out but this might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get Mourinho, at the right time, into Manchester United.“I think there is every chance it could happen. Louis is overseeing a club and a side that are not playing with a smile on their faces. I don’t get the impression the players are enjoying it, I know the fans aren’t enjoying watching it, and there is one of the best coaches in world football sitting on his backside, twiddling his thumbs right now.“Why wouldn’t one of the biggest clubs in the world be interested in one of the best managers in the world?”last_img read more