Manchester United have confirmed José Mourinho as their new manager saying he is “simply the best manager in the game today”. Announcing the appointment, club vice-chairman Ed Woodward, said: “José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the Club forward.”
To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game.
Mourinho has signed on a three-year contract with an option to stay on until at least 2020, the Premier League club said. The 53-year-old was sacked by Chelsea in December but had been widely expected to succeed Louis Van Gaal, who was sacked earlier this week. He said: “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.”
Jose Mourinho taking the United job is not of real concern, although he will obviously be eternally respected by Chelsea supporters for the job he did and the trophies he won.
Chelsea Supporters Trust chairman Tim Rolls