Manchester United fans have had a very positive week given that they managed to snatch Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez from Manchester City’s clutches.
Now, their manager Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension until at least 2020.
We are delighted to announce Jose Mourinho has signed an extension to his contract with #MUFC.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 25, 2018
The Portuguese coach has never before stayed at a club for longer than three years, but it seems as though he sees his future at Old Trafford.
Since becoming Louis van Gaal’s permanent successor in the summer of 2016, Mourinho has guided the Red Devils to two trophies – the EFL Cup and Europa League.
The intention for his second season in charge was to launch a serious title bid in the Premier League, but Manchester City have stormed ahead and currently hold a 12-point advantage.
In the official statement, the manager claimed that he and his team have been creating the “conditions for a brilliant and successful future” for United.
Understandably, the club’s fans are thrilled that Mourinho, who has won league titles at four other clubs, has committed his future at the North-West outfit.
Rival supporters, however, cynically think that the new contract has been signed so that the manager will receive a much bigger payout when he leaves.
Man has no shame, another contract signed before his usual meltdown to guarantee a big pay-out when he's sacked
— Joey (@TammyBaebraham) January 25, 2018
Or,Mourinho due even bigger payout when they finally get sick of the bus parking and sack him!!!! #SSN
— Rob.R (@rrobbo_) January 25, 2018
Sacked next season then…3 Year cycle
— CFC DAILY (@CFCDaiIy) January 25, 2018
I'd put a million pound on him not seeing the end of that contract
— Monday's bongo day (@milesp22) January 25, 2018
Bet the severance package just went up to. 😂😂
— Iain Gold (@iainG81) January 25, 2018
Signing a new contract is not worthy
anything. No one abides by them
— Andy C (@andangie58) January 25, 2018
Great news for city
— Michael (@scowc72) January 25, 2018
Perfect. Then they will park the bus and just don't care about playing football for 2 more years. BORING for all Man Ure-fans. If they have any…?
— Rolf Rundstrom (@gruvanswe) January 25, 2018
He signs always an extension before he get a sack from every club. 😂😂
— Domen Zagar (@Domen128) January 25, 2018
If he stays that long
— Chris Noble (@funksoulHulk) January 25, 2018