Official: Jose Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager

The ex-Real Madrid, Inter and Chelsea boss has been handed a three-year deal to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, ending months of intense speculation.

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester United, the club has confirmed.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has been handed a three-year deal at Old Trafford, ending months of speculation linking him to the United job.

The 53-year-old replaces Louis van Gaal, who was sacked on Monday despite leading the club to their first FA Cup win in 12 years at the weekend.
Announcing the appointment, 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.”

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