Manchester United are reportedly set to offer manager Jose Mourinho a new five-year contract worth £65 million, and the Portuguese is “ready to sign.”
According to Neil Custis in The Sun, United have been impressed with Mourinho’s work at Old Trafford since he succeeded Louis van Gaal in May 2016 and his new deal would see his £250,000 weekly wage stay roughly the same but his incentive package increase significantly.
Mourinho, 54, initially signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils, and he looks set to be rewarded after a fine start to the 2017-18 season, which sees his side second in the Premier League, behind Manchester City only on goal difference.
He is also likely reaping the benefits of having claimed two major pieces of silverware last season, the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League. The latter secured United a place back in the UEFA Champions League despite their sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.
Mourinho has had huge success in his managerial career but has famously only stayed at clubs for short periods of time.
His longest single spell at a club was his first in charge of Chelsea. Appointed ahead of the 2004-05 season, Mourinho won two Premier League titles in three full seasons at Stamford Bridge before leaving his post early in the 2007-08 campaign.