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Mourinho Celebrates 55th Birthday With New Contract




Jose Mourinho Reveals Club He Will Coach Next Season

Manchester United Coach, Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has on Thursday, signed a contract extension with Manchester United which will keep him at the club till at least 2020.

The contract has the option of a further one-year option which would see Mourinho stay at Old Trafford until 2021 according to a statement released on the club’s official website.

The Portuguese tactician is also celebrating his 55th birthday, today, 26th January and has reasons to celebrate looking back at completing the Alexis Sanchez deal and now his own contract extension.

After signing the contract extension, Jose Mourinho told the club’s official website:

“I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager. I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and to Mr Woodward for the recognition of my hard work and dedication. I am delighted they feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future.

“We have set very high standards – winning three trophies in one season – but those are the standards I expect my teams to aim for. We are creating the conditions for a brilliant and successful future for Manchester United.

“My thanks, of course, go to my staff and to my players; without their empathy and friendship this wouldn’t be possible. I love my players and it is a pleasure to know that we are going to be together for at least the next three years.

“And I cannot finish without thanking the fans for their support and for making me feel at home so quickly. I repeat, to be Manchester United manager is an honour every day and I am really happy.”


Since his arrival at Manchester United, the Portuguese coach has managed 99 games, winning 61 matches, drawing 23, and loosing 15.

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He has already won three trophies with the club in his first season in charge.