Manchester United have officially announced Jose Mourinho as the club's new manager.
According to the announcement made on United's official website, Mourinho, signed a three-year contract with United.
And in a statement made by United on the appointment of Mourinho: "José Mourinho will take over as manager of Manchester United from the 2016/17 season, signing a three-year contract with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020.
"José, 53, has managed at the top level of European football for over a decade and in that time 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," the statement read.
Announcing the appointment, Ed Woodward stated that Mourinho's success and his knowledge of the English Premier League, were some of the reasons United went for the former Chelsea boss.
"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."
And in his words Mourinho described his appointment as United manager as a huge honour to him.
He revealed that United has always been a club dear to him.
"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."
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