With Manchester United having won their past three fixtures in a row, multiple reports have now stated that Jose Mourinho is on the fringe of agreeing on a contract extension at Old Trafford.
Mourinho is close to signing his contract extension with #MUFC – not signed yet but that’s a formality. It’ll be announced once it’s signed. No specific timescale given as yet
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) January 16, 2018
United currently sit 12 points behind their local rivals in the Premier League table but there is certainly a feeling that the Manchester giants have been improving under the tutelage of Mourinho.
With Alexis Sanchez also reportedly set to be announced as a Manchester United signing, it seems highly likely that the Red Devils are only going to get better as the season enters the money end of the season.
Mourinho is signing a new contract. pic.twitter.com/QkVfHNvyyK
— James (@JamesMUFC96) January 16, 2018
Although the reaction to the ‘Special One’s’ contract extension has been reasonably mixed, it’s worth noting that the Portuguese boss has won the league title at every club he has managed in his career thus far.
His managerial masterpiece arguably came during his two-year stint with Inter Milan where Mourinho managed to guide his side to a phenomenal treble in 2010.
When it was announced that the ‘Special One’ would be departing the Italian club to join Real Madrid, Inter fans were left in mourning with a heartbreaking clip of Marco Materazzi hysterically crying going viral.
With reports of Mourinho’s contract extension circulating on Wednesday morning, a less well-known clip of the ‘Special One’s’ time at Inter has begun to do the rounds on Manchester United forums online.
Highlighting the Portuguese boss’s ability to bond with his squads and enjoy the lighter moments, the clip shows Mourinho putting in a fierce tackle before going on a meandering run and toe-poking the ball into the bottom corner.
Check it out in full below.