According to The Sun, the Portuguese coach will receive a three-year deal which includes bonuses for successes in both leagues and cups.
The tabloid also notes that, should Mourinho put pen to paper on the terms reported, he will become the highest-paid football manager in the history of the game.
The Sun [as above] note that the Portuguese manager and his advisers are confident that the proposed deal—which will see the former Chelsea boss receive up to £20 million per year—is a ‘done deal’.
The terms outlined by the tabloid are perhaps intriguing considering Mourinho’s abject failure during the first half of the ongoing season.
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While the 53-year-old won the title with the Blues last term, the reigning champions suffered a miserable start to the season and the coach was dismissed in December with the west Londoners firmly stuck in the bottom half of the table.
The manager has won the Champions League title with FC Porto and Inter Milan, a track record which, coupled with his EPL success over two stints with Chelsea, clearly makes him an appealing prospect for the United hierarchy.