Former Chelsea boss is currently in talks with Manchester United over a potential move to Old Trafford, according to reports.
The liv claims Manchester United discussed bringing the former Chelsea boss to Old Trafford with a third party. It is believed the discussions took place before Manchester United defeat to Norwich City on Saturday.
Starsports claims the Dutch man has two games to save his job at Old Trafford meaning the Red Devils could have a new manager present in their dug out before they take on Chelsea.
Mourinho in his statement released after his sacking stated that he doesn’t intend to go on a sabbatical and would be keen to take over the job at Manchester United.
However Van Gaal confirmed in his post match press conference after the defeat to Norwich that he fears he could be axed from his job, it is believed that senior playes at Manchester United have lost faith in their boss and that could see the Dutch man leave his post before the new year.
Mourinho has long been an admirer of the Old Trafford job and was reportedly interested in taking over after Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
Manchester United are searching for their first win in six games and currently sit nine points behind league leaders Leicester City.