Manchester United set to announce Jose Mourinho has signed new contract
The 54-year-old former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was linked with a shock departure from United earlier in the campaign, with Paris Saint-Germain said to be interested in securing his services.
But Mourinho is ready to commit his long-term future to the Red Devils, with United expected to announce his contract extension imminently, according to The National.
It is claimed United have successfully concluded talks with Mourinho over a new deal – his current contract expires in 2019.
In his debut season at the Theatre of Dreams, Mourinho won the EFL Cup and the Europa League to guarantee United’s qualification for this season’s Champions League.
On the whole, United have impressed this season, winning 15 of their 23 league games and progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League. They are second in the Premier League, 12 points adrift of rivals Manchester City.
Responding to speculation he could leave United in the summer, Mourinho said earlier in the season: ‘If you want to ask me directly if I see myself next season at Manchester United, then I say I see myself here.
‘As I said when I arrived, I am going to leave when the club wants me to leave because I have no intention to leave at all.
‘My intention is to stay and to work and to improve and to bring the club to where the club belongs. And I want to stay. I do not see any reason not to stay. I still have a contract. In fact I am in the middle of my contract. I am not in the last couple of months.
‘My desire is to stay until the owners and the board is happy with my work. If I am going to sign a new one of course depends on the club but my commitment with the club is total and I want to stay.
‘It is just a question of whether the club, the owners, the board, Mr Woodward are happy with my contribution and they want me to stay beyond the end of this contract. But yes I want to stay.’