After the successful start Jose Mourinho has led Manchester United to, the club’s higher-ups have reportedly tabled a new contract worth £65 million for their new manager. Moreover, according to The Sun, the Portuguese is ready to accept the offer and commit his future to the Old Trafford outfit.
The former Real Madrid boss arrived in Manchester last summer, following the sacking of Louis van Gaal. Mourinho was tasked with damage control, and was appointed to turn their run of back luck around. Unfortunately, the Red Devils failed to make it to the top four last season, and the 54-year-old was subjected to constant criticism.
Nevertheless, the United tactician has by far been the best manager to take over at the Theatre of Dreams since the departure of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, and he has already won the Community Shield, the EFL Cup, and the UEFA Europa League with the English giants.
Meanwhile, the ex-Chelsea manager has managed to continue the form his side displayed towards the end of last term, and his men have dominated the league so far. Both Manchester clubs are tied at 19 points, and are yet to taste a league defeat this season, and have performed perfectly in the Champions League as well.
Consequently, the Reds have put together a 5-year contract extension for the Portuguese mastermind, which is reportedly worth around a sensational £65 million. Mourinho currently sits level with Pep Guardiola as the best paid manager in world football at a £250,000-a-week.
Regardless, club vice-chairman Ed Woodward has decided to upgrade Mourinho’s current deal, that would pay in excess incentives and bonuses, whilst making very little change in his wage structure. It is believed that the United officials, including Woodward, are thoroughly impressed with Jose, and thus have arrived at this decision, which the ex-Inter Milan boss is reportedly ‘ready’ to comply with.
Jose, whose managerial tactics on and off the pitch have all but turned around the Mancunians’ series of poor performances, has a very stable relationship with the vice-chairman, who has played a vital role in landing many stars at Old Trafford. The Red Devils’ boss is keen on getting his side back on Europe’s elite list, and the club is on the right path in doing so.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.