It is now official. The Portugese coach who has won 22 trophies since 2003 has become the manager of the world’s third most valuable football club.
According to Manchester United, José signed a three-year contract with an option to stay in the club until at least 2020.
The 53 year old has managed at the top echelon of European football for over a decade and has won diverse league titles and cups in four countries.
Ed Woodward, the clubs’s Executive Vice-Chairman said: “Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward.”
Mourinho confessed; “To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.
I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.”