Manchester United boss José Mourinho has signed an extension to his contract at Old Trafford committing his future to the club until at least 2020, with the option of activating a further year according to report.
The former Madrid boss won the Europa League in his first season with United, to become the first manager to win a major trophy in his first year in charge. He also won the Carlings Cup that season, though United are currently second in the Premier League, behind rivals Manchester City.
The Guardian quoted the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward of United to say“José 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,” .
“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.”
The Portuguese manager in his response 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. I am delighted they feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future.”
Mourinho also confirmed that Alexis Sánchez will make it for the Manchester United squad that would play the Friday’s FA Cup tie at Yeovil and believes “one of the best attacking players in the world” can only complement an already impressive front line.