Jose Mourinho appointed new Manchester United manager

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According to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho has now finally signed a contract to become the new Manchester United manager.

The Portuguese tactician has been in discussions with the club over the last few days, with various obstacles in their way including naming rights and conflicting sponsorship deals.

After Louis van Gaal was sacked on Monday, it appeared to be only a matter of time before Mourinho sealed his return to management, having been fired by Chelsea last December.

The 53-year-old will now expect to be officially unveiled as the United boss at a press conference which could come as early as Friday, although neither party has officially confirmed the news as of yet.

The Red Devils ended this past season in fifth place in the Premier League, thus missing out on the Champions League.

However, Van Gaal was able to sign off with the FA Cup to end the club’s three-year wait for silverware, before being sacked just two days later.

It will now be up to Mourinho to ensure that United are back competing at the top of the Premier League table next season, with the minimum expectation of course being a top-four finish.

Given the club’s swift action, the ‘Special One’ will undoubtedly relish having the entire summer to prepare for the new campaign, as he looks ahead to locking horns with the likes of Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp next season.

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