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Jose Mourinho Manchester United announce former Chelsea coach as new manager

Manchester United have confirmed Jose Mourinho as new manager.

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Manchester United have announced Jose Mourinho as their manager after sacking Louis van Gaal.

The former FC Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss has been out of the game since leaving Chelsea December last year.

The appointment of Jose Mourinho was made official on Friday morning with the official website of Manchester United announcing with a statement saying:

“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.”

Jose Mourinho who met with Manchester United’s Ed Woodward on Thursday afternoon to sign the contract 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."

Chief Executive Ed Woodward also welcomed the Portuguese to the Old Trafford club saying:

“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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