Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension that may maintain him at Manchester United till at the least 2020, the membership mentioned Thursday, ending rumours he’s sad at Old Trafford.
Mourinho turned the primary United supervisor in historical past to win a serious trophy in his first season when he secured the League Cup final yr, and he additionally led the membership to victory within the Europa League, the one competitors they’d by no means gained.
United are a distant second within the Premier League to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this season however are nonetheless within the FA Cup and the Champions League.
“I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager,” Mourinho, 54, mentioned in a membership assertion.
“I wish to say a giant thanks to the house owners and to (government vice-chairman) Mr (Ed) Woodward for the popularity of my arduous work and dedication. I’m delighted they really feel and belief that I’m the appropriate supervisor for this nice membership for the foreseeable future.
“We have set very high standards — winning three trophies in one season (including the Community Shield) — 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, who was appointed in May 2016 on a three-year deal, changed Louis van Gaal with a short to return the membership to the head of the English sport.
The 20-time league champions haven’t gained the Premier League title since Alex Ferguson’s final season in cost in 2012-13.
Woodward mentioned the previous Chelsea and Real Madrid boss, whose new deal contains an possibility for an extra yr, had already achieved an incredible deal in his time at Old Trafford.
“His workrate and professionalism are exceptional and he has embraced the club’s desire to promote top quality young players to the first team,” mentioned Woodward.
“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.”