Jose Mourinho has agreed to a contract extension at Manchester United in a new deal that sees him stay till 2020.
Manchester United have provided an official confirmation that Jose Mourinho has agreed a new deal to remain the manager of the club. The new deal sees the Portuguese extend his current contract, which was set to expire in 2019, by a year, which means the Portuguese has committed to the club till 2020.
There were mixed reactions to the appointment of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Although a highly successful manager, the Portuguese was coming off the back of a Chelsea stint that had ended far far worse than anyone could have imagined.
But, safe to say, the manager’s first season at Manchester United was a mild success, with the club winning the League Cup and the UEFA Europa League – the Red Devils also won the Community Shield in what was Mourinho’s first competitive game in charge of the club.
The second season started off in a dominant fashion, with many predicting a full-blown two-horse race between the two Manchester sides. And while they do still remain the top two teams on the table, the gap between City and United is telling, with the blue half leading by 12 points.
We are delighted to announce Jose Mourinho has signed an extension to his contract with #MUFC.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 25, 2018
But, Alexis Sanchez’s arrival could provide a new spring in Manchester United’s footsteps, with Jose Mourinho finally seeing his need for a winger mitigated.
There were rumbles of dissatisfaction afloat around Old Trafford, with some reports claiming that Mourinho was miffed with the club’s inability to back him in the transfer market as rumours began to circle about United chiefs ordering Mourinho to sell before buying.
Add to that the interest from PSG and Real Madrid, and there were genuine concerns surrounding his future at Manchester United. But, Manchester United – the board, the fans and everyone associated with the club – will be elated at the prospect of another year of Mourinho’s reign, which has started brightly.
While the Portuguese is often termed as a short-term manager, his process here at Manchester United has been rather unique, with many pointing to the fact that, perhaps, this is the job where he finally decides to stay for an elongated time period.
Manchester United fans would hope that is the case.