Manchester United could reportedly begin talks with manager Jose Mourinho over his contract extension in November this year.
The Red Devils are expected to approach the Portuguese tactician over extending his current contract at Old Trafford, which keeps him at the club until 2019, and as per the report from The Telegraph, any talks regarding a potential contract renewal could begin once Mourinho reaches the halfway mark on this deal in November.
However, a finalized deal is expected to be given by the end of May next year, depending on the team’s performance this season – both in England and Europe.
The 2017-2018 season is Jose’s second year in charge of United, and having tasted European glory in his very first season by winning the UEFA Europa League, the 54-year-old boss is aiming to take United back to the top of Premier League this year.
And if Mourinho were to enjoy a season at the end of which the Red Devils become the Champions of England, the officials at Old Trafford would surely fancy the Portuguese to pen down an extension before he enters the final year of his contract.
It was also reported that, in an interview this week, Mourinho stated that he wasn’t focused on a new deal currently.
Jose was quoted as saying: “I don’t think about it. I don’t need a new contract to work to my limits. I don’t have a problem to arrive at the end of my contract and be free to decide what I want to do and the club free to decide what they want to do.”
The Portuguese still made it clear that he wanted to be a part of the club for ‘many years’ though, as he added: “I can say I would like to stay many years.”
Post the Sir Alex Ferguson era, the Red Devils have hired a couple of managers in the form of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, but none lasted beyond two years at Old Trafford.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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