Mourinho was given the sack at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening after his raft of disses against the club since grabbing the reins of United in 2016.
It is understood a lot of Red Devils are elated about the decision to remove him from the managerial chair.
Former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will act as the club’s caretaker, in hope he can help stir United’s fortunes around.
While this is short-termed, United’s top banana Ed Woodward is prowling for a replacement.
Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino has been tipped as the candidate for the job. Woodward admires the 46-year-old, but luring him out of Spur will not come cheap. United will have to stump up around 40 million pounds to make him their manager.
Woodward wouldn’t mind splurging that much if he was certain they can pull Pochettino out of Tottenham ,however.
Pochettino would make a fine boss at Old Trafford, but getting him over could be a tedious negotiations with the tough Daniel Levy.
If they can’t make the deal pull through, United could fall back on another target-Zinedine Zidane.
Zidane is out of job and it has been made clear that United have reportedly made offers to the former Real Madrid boss.
But according to Spanish publication AS, Zidane is still considering whether to jump at the deal and grab it or sit out until next season.
” Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is contemplating a firm offer from Manchester United to replace Jose Mourinho on the Old Teafford bench after the coach from Setubal was relieved of his duties on Tuesday. The French coach is still deliberating over the proposal and those close to the former player admit that Zidane’s next planned career move was to manage a Premier League side although his intention was to return to the game for the 2019-20 season and not immediately as United’s CEO Ed Woodward is requesting.” The report says