Jorge Mendes rubbishes claim Jose Mourinho has written to Manchester United
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 24/01/16 5:56pm
Jose Mourinho's agent has described claims the former Chelsea boss has written to Manchester United in a bid to become their next manager as "absolutely ridiculous and totally absurd".
A report in the Independent on Sunday claimed Mourinho sent a six-page missive outlining why he would be the right man to replace Louis van Gaal as and when he leaves Old Trafford.
Pressure mounted on Van Gaal after United's 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, which left them five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham.
United are yet to respond to the story, but Jorge Mendes was unequivocal in his denial in a statement on Sunday morning.
He wrote on www.gestifute.com: "It does not occur to anyone that a coach like Jose Mourinho can write letters to clubs offering their services.
"It is absolutely ridiculous and totally absurd."
Mourinho left Stamford Bridge in December after overseeing a disastrous defence of Chelsea's Premier League title.
According to the report, Mourinho sets out how he would be prepared to change his style of management to suit the values at Old Trafford and what changes he would make to the squad.
Following his departure from Chelsea, Blues coach Steve Holland predicted Mourinho would want to soon be back involved in the game at the highest level.
"He's a guy who needs and wants football," said Holland. "There will be clubs and big clubs who will want him.
"And he is not in my opinion the sort of guy who is going to spend six, seven, eight months sitting at home doing nothing in particular."