Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho is reportedly holding out on a contract extension at Old Trafford, until the club’s hierarchy meet his condition. The Red Devils have endured a mixed campaign during Mourinho’s second season in-charge, and they are far-off from offering a potential challenge for the Premier League,
The 54-year-old’s future came into question earlier last week with The Sun citing that the Portuguese is unhappy with the proceedings at the club. However, Mourinho was quick to define the gossip as ‘garbage‘ whilst stressing that he would like to prolong his stay beyond the expiry of his contract in 2019.
A fresh report from The Sun now claims Mourinho want more backing from the board over the club’s transfer policy after failing to sign the desired number of players in previous markets. The self-proclaimed Special One had wanted an additional winger signing in the summer, but he had to ultimately settle for three players, which has cut him a frustrated figure.
Mourinho had a similar issue during his time at ex-club Chelsea, which eventually led to his dismissal, and United would surely want to avoid a repeat, given they have the funds to compete with the world’s elite for top quality signings, who could help the club push for Premier League honours once more.