Mourinho extends United stay

Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension at Manchester United until 2020, with an option to extend this a further year. The United manager’s current deal was to run out in 2019.

Mourinho was delighted to remain at Old Trafford for another 2 years:

“I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and Ed Woodward”

“We have set very high standards winning three trophies in one season but those are the standards i expect my team to aim for.

We are creating the conditions for a brilliant and successful future for Manchester United. I love my players and it is a please to know we are going to be together for at least the next three years.”

Chief Executive Ed Woodward heaped praise on the United manager, picking out his ‘exceptional workrate’ as well as embracing the clubs desire to promote young players.

“He has brought an energy and a sense of purpose to everything that he does and I am sure that will continue to bring results for the fans and the club”, Woodward said.

Rumours emerged earlier in the season that French club PSG were looking to appoint Mourinho at the end of the campaign, but Jose looks completely content at United.

The United manager has guided United to a League Cup and Europa League title in his first year at the club, and now sets his sights on the FA Cup with the club in action against Yeovil on Friday night.

 

Ben Parsons

Sports Writer- The United Stand

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