Manchester United confirm José Mourinho as new manager

Manchester United have announced José Mourinho as their new manager from the 2016/17 season, signing a three-year contract with an option to extend until 2020.

The Portuguese replaces Louis van Gaal who was sacked from the role in the first part of this week.

The 53-year-old has managed at the top level of European football for over a decade and in that time has won league titles and cups in four different countries: in Portugal with Porto, in England with Chelsea, in Italy with Inter Milan and in Spain with Real Madrid.

He also managed to won the UEFA Champions League twice – in 2004 with FC Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan.

José Mourinho told Manchester United's official website:

"To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match. I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years."

The controversial manager have won 22 trophies since 2003 but his last experience in the Premier League was a bad one, being sacked from Chelsea after a disastrous first part of the season.

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J. Mourinho 2003-16 22