Manchester United have announced Jose Mourinho’s contract extension at Old Trafford. FantasySports.co.uk reported a week ago that Mourinho was on the verge of a contract extension with the club. Manchester United have now officially announced the deal.
Mourinho’s contract extension will see the manager stay at Old Trafford until 2020. The club also have an option for a further year.
There had been expectations that Mourinho was interested in leaving Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain. However, the manager is set for a longer reign at Manchester United.
Manchester United executive vice-president Ed Woodward spoke about his excitement over Mourinho’s contract extension.
“Jose has already achieved a great deal as Manchester United manager and I am delighted that he has agreed to extend his commitment until at least 2020,” Woodward said. “His work rate and professionalism are exceptional and he has embraced the club’s desire to promote top quality young players to the first team. 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.”
Mourinho also spoke about the new deal and his commitment to Manchester United.
“I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager,” Mourinho said. “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.”
Manchester United will play Yeovil Town in the 4th round of the FA Cup this weekend.