“He 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.”
And United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward admitted he’s delighted to have got Mourinho over the line, believing he’s the man to ‘take the club forward’ after three troubled seasons following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Jose 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,” Woodward said.
“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.”