Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho No Go

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho No Go

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UNITED insist 'nothing has changed' in relation to Jose Mourinho's position amid reports linking them with a move for Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes has issued a rare statement saying the Portuguese is not leaving the Reds after it was claimed the club were prepared to pay Tottenham £40m in compensation to appoint the Tottenham boss next year.

M.E.N. Sport understands Mourinho still has the United board's backing and a senior source insisted the club are merely 'focused on the upcoming games'.

The Reds have decided against releasing statements on Mourinho's position since they feel it could have the opposite effect and increase the pressure on him if they issue a vote of confidence.

In a statement released through his Gestifute agency, Mendes said: "There have been more rumours of Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United. …

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