Manchester United To Offer Portuguese Stalwart a 5-year Deal Worth £65m

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United are set to offer manager Jose Mourinho a new five-year deal as they get ready to reward the Portuguese tactician for some good early season form this year.

According to reports in The Sun, the Red Devils are convinced of Jose’s ability to bring success and trophies back to the club. He is into the second year of his deal but the club is ready to rip up his existing deal and offer him a new five-year contract that is worth £65m.

The 54-year-old Portuguese currently earns £250,000-a-week and is already the best-paid manager in the world alongside Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.

If Mourinho signs the five-year deal, it will keep him at Old Trafford until 2022 and will make United reign his longest spell at a single club in his managerial career.

Jose made a great start to his Old Trafford career by lifting the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League last season. This season, the Red Devils have stayed unbeaten so far and remain second in the table behind Manchester City only on goal difference.

The Portuguese has been able to attract big names and has vastly improved the style of play. The dramatic improvement in results and the attacking play has won Mourinho the approval of Old Trafford faithful with the buzz being back at the club.

Is that enough for Mourinho to warrant this five-year deal? Ask any United fan and they would talk approvingly of the changes brought in by Mourinho to the club – on the pitch. He has his own limitations but after the doom and gloom of Louis van Gaal’s reign, the club seems to be back on the right path.

However, there is so much work to do before we say that the old United is back; and Mourinho will be the first to admit that. Getting him on board for a longer term is positive intent from the owners but it could be a step too soon in his tenure.

I am also worried about Mourinho’s record of getting sacked at his previous clubs and not staying for more than three years. Should a new deal be signed, the club could be forced to pay him compensation for departure.

What do you think?