JOSE MOURINHO faces the sack if he fails to make the Champions League.
Manchester United are prepared to go in a unique route ought to they miss out on top-table European soccer.
United sit EIGHTH within the Premier League — a staggering 12 factors behind rivals Manchester Metropolis after Sunday’s Three-1 derby defeat.
He has been left in little doubt that Champions League soccer subsequent season is essential to his future.
Previous Trafford executives nonetheless admire Mauricio Pochettino, but it surely seems virtually unimaginable to get him out of the water-tight contract he signed with Tottenham in the summertime.
Each United and Actual Madrid are eager to snare the Argentine however Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will scrap tooth and nail to hold onto his man.
Madrid responded to interim boss Santiago Solari’s four-game profitable streak by handing him a two-year deal to change into Julen Lopetegui’s full-time successor.
However Solari — an in depth pal of former Argentina team-mate Poch — is known to be keen to step into the background if the Spurs chief decides to go to Spain subsequent summer time.
Mourinho signed a brand new deal at Previous Trafford final season, however the penalty clause for firing him is a yr’s wage — round £15m.
The previous Chelsea boss is fuming behind the scenes as he believes United’s set-up is mild years behind some big-spending rivals.
He has been moaning about requirements on the membership and instructed buddies that the whole lot is “second fee”.
Mourinho has been scathing about their recruitment and scouting community, together with the membership’s failure to be within the combine for the highest gamers in terms of negotiations.
There’s additionally frustration with the membership’s journey preparations, highlighted by their late arrival for Champions League group video games with Juventus and Valencia this season.
Though United executives have given Mourinho credit score for a current upturn in league type, Champions League soccer is essential.