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Jose Mourinho Is Close To Agreeing A Contract Extension At Manchester United

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho arrives ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester United and Basel at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is close to extending his stay at Old Trafford as negotiations over a new contract progress. 

That is according to a report by the BBC. 

Mourinho is reportedly close to inking a new deal which will see him remain in charge beyond 2019, which is when his current deal runs out. The contract extension is believed to see him stay at Old Trafford until at least 2021.

The Portuguese has been in charge at United since 2016 when he took over from Louis van Gaal and despite the Old Trafford side hitting their best form since the beginning of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era at the club under Mourinho, there had been speculation over his future in the job.

The 55-year-old was apparently discontent with the transfer budget he was allocated at the club, however, those rumours were dismissed as completely unfounded by the man himself. In addition his refusal to move out of the hotel he lives in Manchester rather than moving from London to a home with his family in the city fuelled concerns that he may walk away from his post with his eyes on PSG as his next destination.

Having won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season in charge last term, Jose is undoubtedly bringing progress to the on-field results at the club. While the Premier League may be out of reach this season as a result of rivals Manchester City hitting a period of consistent scintillating form since the beginning of the season, one feels it is only a matter of time before United will be bringing the league title home under Mourinho’s guidance.

Should he put pen to paper on this new deal, continued progress back to the top of English and European football should be expected at Old Trafford.

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