Read What Mourinho Said After Extending Manchester United Contract By 2 Years
SOUTH MILWAUKEE WI. (GVE) – Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has officially extended his contract with the English club by two more years, stretching the Portuguese’s commitment to the Old Trafford outfit until at least 2020.
In this new development made public by the club’s official website, Mourinho remains the first ever United manager to win a major trophy in his first season as coach, also has the option of extending the contract further by one year.
After the contract extension, an excited Ed Woodward said: “Jose has already achieved a great deal as Manchester United manager and I am delighted that he has agreed to extend his commitment until at least 2020. His work rate and professionalism are exceptional and he has embraced the club’s desire to promote top quality young players to the first team.
“He has brought an energy and a sense of purpose to everything that he does and I am sure that will continue to bring results for the fans and the club.”
While also reacting to the gesture by the club to ensure he remains with them for the foreseeable future, Jose Mourinho he feels honoured to be Manchester United manager.
“I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager. I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and to Mr Woodward for the recognition of my hard work and dedication. I am delighted they feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future.
“We have set very high standards – winning three trophies in one season – but those are the standards I expect my teams to aim for. We are creating the conditions for a brilliant and successful future for Manchester United.
“My thanks, of course, go to my staff and to my players; without their empathy and friendship this wouldn’t be possible. I love my players and it is a pleasure to know that we are going to be together for at least the next three years.
“And I cannot finish without thanking the fans for their support and for making me feel at home so quickly. I repeat, to be Manchester United manager is an honour every day and I am really happy,” the former Real Madrid coach stated.