DONE DEAL: Mourinho signs Man United contract extension

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has signed a new contract to keep him at Old Trafford until 2020.

There had been plenty of speculation earlier this season that the Portuguese coach was unhappy and would leave United to move to PSG next summer, however the 54-year-old seemed delighted to have signed an extension to his current contract that expired at the end of next season and said:

“I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager. I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and to Mr Woodward for the recognition of my hard work and dedication,” Mourinho said.

“I am delighted they feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future. We have set very high standards – winning three trophies in one season – but those are the standards I expect my teams to aim for.

“We are creating the conditions for a brilliant and successful future for Manchester United.”

Mourinho won the EFL Cup and Europa League in his first season at United. His side will face Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League next month, and with the serial winning Portugueses record in Europe he will fancy his chances of getting to the latter stages of that tournament.

Although United are 12 points behind Man City and their chances of winning the Premier League this year are slim to none, both Mourinho and the club seem intent on bridging the gap to Pep Guardiola’s side and bringing the glory days back Old Trafford in the coming years.

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