Breaking Gist: José Mourinho signs Manchester Utd contract extension
José Mourinho has signed a contract extension with Manchester United, the club have confirmed.
The Portuguese tactician has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him stay at Old Trafford until 2020. His original contract was set to end in June 2019. The 54-year-old has been with the Red Devils since 2016, winning the Carabao Cup and the Europa League in his first season in charge.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid man has admitted it’s an ‘honour’ to stay on with the club, and has insisted that the club continue to win trophies.
We are delighted to announce Jose Mourinho has signed an extension to his contract with #MUFC.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 25, 2018
I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager,
he said in an interview with the Manchester United website.
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. 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.
My thanks, of course, go to my staff and to my players; without their empathy and friendship this wouldn’t be possible. I love my players and it is a pleasure to know that we are going to be together for at least the next three years.
“And I cannot finish without thanking the fans for their support and for making me feel at home so quickly. I repeat, to be Manchester United manager is an honour every day and I am really happy.” Says José