Manchester United have finally announced the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their manager for the next three years.
With the official announcement being made on Friday morning to confirm the former Chelsea manager, millions of Manchester United fans across the globe will heave a sigh of relief.
Mourinho has won league titles and cups in four countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain), as well as winning the UEFA Champions League twice – in 2004 with FC Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan.
Vice chairman Ed Woodward who has been instrumental in the negotiations 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.”
An elated José Mourinho said: “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.”