The rumor is now a reality! Manchester United, through their official website have confirmed that Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of the club.
Also known as “The Special One’, Jose Mourinho signed a three year deal with the Old Trafford club and have an option to stay until at least 2020. After the sacking of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho was regarded as the most favourite candidate for the job, and the Portuguese manager has confirmed the rumor now.
The 53 year old manager has won 22 trophies since 2003 and has managed top club, including, FC Porto where he won his first Champions League title, Chelsea, where he won 3 Premier League titles, Inter Milan where he lifted his second Champions League trophy and Real Madrid where he won the La Liga title.
Announcing the appointment, Ed Woodward said: “José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward.”
José Mourinho said: “To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.
“I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.”