Jose Mourinho is set to commit to a huge new five-year deal at Manchester United worth £65million, according to The Sun.
The Portuguese has been at the helm at Old Trafford since the summer of 2016, and has already lifted the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League.
This season, Man United have had one of their finest starts to a campaign in decades, remaining unbeaten in the Premier League, scoring freely and sitting second on goal difference to Manchester City.
Mourinho has attracted big name players, vastly improved the style of play, dramatically improved results and brought two trophies to Old Trafford all while changing the atmosphere around the club from downbeat to optimistic.
If Mourinho signs the five-year deal, it will supposedly keep him at United until 2022. If that were to happen, Mourinho’s spell at United would be his longest at a single club in his managerial career.
The 54-year-old currently earns around £250,000-a-week. That wage would remain the same in a new contract, but the United boss would see huge bonuses for trophies and league positions included.
No United fan would respond with disappointment to a new contract for Mourinho, though it seems rather premature to put a five-year deal on the table.
Mourinho himself has said he has no desire to be at anywhere but United. Given the Portuguese’s record of being sacked at clubs, giving him a £65m contract that would have to be paid out in the event of his time at the club going wrong, it seems a little silly.
But that Mourinho wants to stay at the club and the owners want him to stay at the club and are showing their faith in him with such a long deal is positive.