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Jose Mourinho to sign Manchester United contract extension

After much speculation over Jose Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford, the Portuguese manager is about to sign a Manchester United contract extension. The news was first broke by the United Arab Emirates news website The National.

Reports have emerged late Tuesday afternoon that a Manchester United contract extension is on the table. Mourinho is expected to sign the deal and it will be announced shortly. Mourinho’s original deal was set to expire in the summer of 2019. Many fans have questioned the manager’s commitment to the club despite being overly happy with what Mourinho has accomplished at Old Trafford.

Mourinho had been heavily linked with a move to French side Paris Saint-Germain. It was believed he was ready to head to the French capital after the current Premier League campaign. However, those reports can now be rubbished after the latest news of Mourinho’s Manchester United contract extension.

According to an article published by UK Business Insider in the autumn of 2017, Mourinho’s current Manchester United salary is £15 million a year. The figure makes him the third highest paid manager in the world behind Chinese national team coach Marcelo Lippi (£18m) and Pep Guardiola (£15.3m).

Manchester United currently sit second in the Premier League behind rivals Manchester City. The Red Devils are 12 points behind Guardiola’s team. Since taking over the reins of Manchester United, Mourinho has posted a 61.2 percent win rate at the club. It is his fourth lowest win rate since he became a manager in 2000.

Fantasy impact- Jose Mourinho

Despite team success, individual player success that translates to fantasy points isn’t great for Mourinho’s players. The highest scoring Manchester United player in FPL is Antonio Valencia with 109 points. Let that sink in, because he is a defender. The high priced stars of Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku have scored points, but the consistency just hasn’t been there like other FPL players. Fantasy managers need to be cautious when drafting Mourinho players into their teams.


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