Manchester United have hired Jose Mourinho as their new manager, entrusting one of football’s most successful coaches to restore the fortunes of one of England’s most prestigious club.
United said Jose Mourinho signed a three-year contract with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. The 53-year-old Jose Mourinho, who has been out of work after being sacked by Chelsea in December,replaces Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman was fired on Monday, two years into his three-year deal.
Jose Mourinho will look to succeed where David Moyes and Van Gaal failed, in what is proving to be a challenging post-Alex Ferguson era at United since 2013.
Twice a Champions League winner, with FC Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho has won the Premier League title three times across two spells with Chelsea, as well as domestic league titles with Porto in Portugal, Inter Milan in Italy and Real Madrid in Spain. He is as close it gets in football to being a guaranteed trophy winner, especially with the funding United is expected to splash out in the transfer market.