Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has isigned a new one-year contract extension that runs until June 2020 at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese tactician previous contract was due to expire at the end of next season but the Red Devils have moved ahead to extend his deal with an option for a further year.
The two times UCL winner moved to Old Trafford in 2016 summer after being sacked as Chelsea boss.
This development by United hierarchy will put an end to every speculation linking Mourinho away from Old Trafford.
Speaking of the new deal, Mourinho said:
“I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager. I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and to Mr Woodward for the recognition of my hard work and dedication. I am delighted they feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future.
“We have set very high standards – winning three trophies in one season – but those are the standards I expect my teams to aim for. We are creating the conditions for a brilliant and successful future for Manchester United.
“My thanks, of course, go to my staff and to my players; without their empathy and friendship this wouldn’t be possible. I love my players and it is a pleasure to know that we are going to be together for at least the next three years.
“And I cannot finish without thanking the fans for their support and for making me feel at home so quickly. I repeat, to be Manchester United manager is an honour every day and I am really happy.”
During Mourinho’s first season at Manchester, the highly controversial manager led the Red Devils to the Europa title, The EFL Cup as well as the Community Shield Cup.
At the moment, United are second on the league table with 53 points.
They have also qualified for Champions league round of 16 and would take on Sevilla on the 21th of February.
Mourinho men takes on League Two side Yeovil Town on Friday for the fourth round of the Carabao Cup and Mourinho has reveals in his press conference that new signing Alexis Sanchez could make his debut for the club.