Mourinho confirmed Manchester United Coach

Jose Mourinho on his appointment as Manchester United Manager.
Jose Mourinho on his appointment as Manchester United Manager. Photo: ManUtd.com

Manchester United have officially announced Jose Mourinho as their new manager following the sacking of erstwhile handler,Louis Van Gaal, on Monday.

The former Chelsea boss was handed a three-year deal and the club added that the Portuguese gaffer had an option to stay at the club until at least 2020.

Announcing the appointment on the club’s official website, Ed Woodward said: “José 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’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward.”

On his part, Mourinho said he was excited at taking charge at another big club like Manchester United.

He said: “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.”

Mourinho has managed at the top level of European football for over a decade and his career well-dotted with trophies; winning league titles and cups in four countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain), as well as winning the UEFA Champions League twice – in 2004 with FC Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan.

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