Jose Mourinho appointed Manchester United coach


Former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has been appointed Manchester United coach.

Mourinho, also known as Special One, had parted ways with Chelsea midway through the English Premier League season last year.

BBC Sport reported that United was yet to formally announce the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager.

However, Sky Sports said that Jose Mourinho had signed his contract to become the new manager of Manchester United.

The Portuguese, according to the channel, put pen to paper at a central London hotel at around 5pm on Thursday to succeed Louis van Gaal as the new boss at Old Trafford.

Mourinho returned home at 5.20pm with documents in his hand and a bottle of red wine, having met with United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to complete the deal.

Mourinho symbolically wore a black and red tie for the final stage of negotiations, and the deal is completed on the 12th anniversary of his winning the Champions League for the first time with Porto, who knocked out United on their run to the final.

Mourinho has replaced Van Gaal, who was dismissed by United two days after they won the FA Cup against Crystal Palace at Wembley.

Chelsea’s renaissance had kickstarted under Mourinho when the Blues won trophies after trophies and established a new dominance in the English premier league.

Mourinho has also won UEFA Champions League titles with Porto and Inter Milan.