Jose Mourinho set to have talks with Manchester United over new contract in November – report

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho will hold talks with Manchester United in November – the mid-point of his contract – to discuss a potential new deal that would be signed in the summer, according to reports.

The Portuguese signed a three year contract with the club in June 2016 and has claimed the League Cup and Europa League, alongside spending £292m on players, in his first year at Old Trafford.

His longest tenure as manager of any club came during his first spell at Chelsea, where he eventually departed the club early in his fourth campaign following a series of disagreements with the board.

And according to the Telegraph‘s Sam Wallace, while discussions over potentially extending Mourinho’s contract to beyond 2019 will be conducted in earnest next summer, negotiations are expected to begin before Christmas to enable a smoother process at the end of the season.

Mourinho himself, in a recent interview for the Times, noted that he didn’t think about any new deal. But there is logic in the club’s decision to get the wheels rolling over a potential extension this summer – along with improved terms and a larger transfer kitty following two seasons of progression – if the 54-year-old guides Man United to a successful campaign.

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