Manchester United has appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager, with the Portuguese taking over from the sacked Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman was sacked after months of speculation just two days after winning the FA cup with his side at Wembley. The appointment of Jose Mourinho came as no surprise as it had been one of the worst kept secrets in football over the last few months.
In a statement released by Manchester United on their website the club said Jose Mourinho had signed a three year contract with an option to stay until at least 2020. In the statement the Portuguese stated that it was a special honour for him to become Manchester United manager. He also added that he has always felt an affinity with Old Trafford and it has hosted some important memories in his career.
United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said that Jose Mourinho is simply the best manager in the game today. Woodward also said that Mourinho has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and that he knows the Premier League very well.
The sacking of Louis van Gaal had been the subject of speculation as his side struggled to play any entertaining football throughout the season. Winning the FA cup did not save his job as United finished in an unacceptable fifth position in the league which means they will miss out on Champions league football next season.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December but is still regarded as one of the best coaches of all time. His resume says it all after winning 22 trophies since 2003. He has won league titles and cups in for countries with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.