Mourinho has the option of extending his contract to year 2020
Its been confirmed, English club, Manchester United has finally confirmed Jose Mourinho as their new manager four days after they sacked Louis van Gaal following the club’s fifth-place finish in the Premier League.
53-year-old Mourinho has signed a three-year contract, with an option to extend his contract for one extra year. In a simpler term, he has the option of extending his contract to year 2020.
Mourinho was sacked by his former club Chelsea FC last December, barely six months after leading the Blues to the Premier League title.
There has been widespread speculations for months now suggesting that Mourinho was being lined up to replace the Dutchman. His appointment was considered a formality after it became clear that his predecessor would not be permitted to see out the final 12 months of his own three-year contract.
The new United manager will earn £15 million per year and work has already started on a summer recruitment drive with £200m available to create a squad capable of a Premier League title challenge.
The Portuguese who was obviously excited about his first job after his exit from Chelsea said that “To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game“.
Clearly, Mourinho has some kind of admiration for Old Trafford, as he even went further to say that “There is a mystic and a romance about it which no other club can match”.
The United Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward who was satisfied with the new coach described José Mourinho as the best manager in the game, having won several trophies and inspired players across Europe. Mourinho’s track of success is hoped on, to take the club forward.