Friday, May 27, 2016 11:25 am
Manchester United have unveiled their new manager, José Mourinho.
A smiling Mourinho has been published on the club’s website holding a jersey of the biggest English club side.
The Club said that Mourinho has signed a new contract taking over from the sacked Dutch coach, Louis Van Gaal from the 2016/17 season.
The Portuguese celebrated as a prolific trophy winner, with 22 in the bag, has the option to stay at the club until at least 2020.
Here is the excerpt of the statement published by Man United this morning:
José, 53, has managed at the top level of European football for over a decade and in that time has won league titles and cups in four countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain), as well as winning the UEFA Champions League twice – in 2004 with FC Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan.
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.”