Manchester United are reportedly close to extending the contract of manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician is presently tied to the Red Devils until the summer of 2019 with the option of a 12-month extension.
According to The Telegraph, talks between the club and Mourinho have progressed fruitfully over the past fortnight, and the Portuguese has verbally agreed to a fresh contract until 2021 alongside a one-year extension clause.
The report adds that it is only a formality for the Portuguese to put-to-paper on the deal, and an announcement is likely to be made shortly regarding the club’s decision.
Mourinho has on multiple times dismissed the possibility of leaving Old Trafford this term whilst suggesting that he would prefer to extend his stay for a longer period, something which he has not done with any of his previous sides.
The Portuguese tactician has brought life into the United side, which often were deemed to play boring football under the tutelage of Louis van Gaal, and they are now pushing for further honours in domestic and European competitions.
Mourinho has apparently played as the key architect in potentially landing a major signing in Alexis Sanchez this winter, and luring the Chilean would potentially add fresh impetus to United’s quest for silverware this season.