Jose Mourinho signs contract extension at Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho signs contract extension at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension at Manchester United to keep him in place until at least the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

The 54-year-old’s future at Old Trafford was called into question at the turn of the year following a drop in form for his side and growing links with Paris Saint-Germain.

Mourinho recently hinted that he was close to committing his future to the Red Devils, though, and an official announcement has now been made by the club.

Speaking of the new two-and-a-half-year deal, which has the option of a further year, vice-chairman Ed Woodward told United’s official website: “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.”

Mourinho became the first manager in United’s history to win a major honour last February when lifting the EFL Cup, which he followed up with success in the Europa League three months later.

The contract extension comes in the same week that the 13-time Premier League champions brought in Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.