Sunday 25 February 2018

Jose Mourinho has signed a contract to become the new Manchester United manager Newsdesk Newsdesk

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new Manchester United manager, after agreeing a deal this afternoon.

Sky Sports are reporting that in the last few moments, Mourinho has put pen to paper on a contract that will see him replace Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford dugout next season.

Manchester United sacked van Gaal on Monday after a season that saw them win the FA Cup, the first trophy in the post-Alex Ferguson era, but miss out on Champions League qualification.

Mourinho was a Premier League champion as recently as 12 months ago but was sacked by Chelsea before Christmas after a disastrous start to the season that saw the team languishing near the relegation zone.

The Portuguese manager's move to United was heavily rumoured ever since and ultimately the opportunity for Old Trafford bosses to bring in the proven winner proved too good to turn down.

Mourinho's first season in charge of the Red Devils is set to be as interesting as any in his career, with the three-time Premier League winner set to clash once more with rival Pep Guardiola, who will take charge of Manchester City.

This upcoming season will also be the first time that Mourinho has managed in the Europa League since 2002/03, when his Porto side won the competition after beating Martin O'Neill's Celtic team 3-2 in the final.

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