Manchester United have held extensive talks with Jose Mourinho regarding a contract extension, reports James Ducker of The Telegraph.
Mourinho, 54, will enter the third and final year of his initial three-year contract which sees him earn £12 million per-season; however, the English paper is reporting that detailed discussions have taken place between United and the Portuguese’s representatives regarding extending Mourinho’s stay at Old Trafford.
It is believed that the contract talks intensified in December with the Manchester club committed to securing Mourinho’s future at United.
The specifics about any contract proposals are unclear at the moment; however, it is known that United have the option to trigger an automatic one-year extension in the former Chelsea manager’s current contract which was signed in May 2016.
Mourinho rubbished reports which surfaced last night claiming that the former Real Madrid boss was considering to resign from his post following the conclusion of this season.
“The worst thing someone can do is put one inch of doubt into my professionalism. I see myself here (after 3 years), is just a question of the club, the board the owners, Mr Woodward, they are all happy with my contribution and they want me to stay beyond end of this contract,” said Mourinho when asked about his future.
United have taken Mourinho’s willingness to engage in contract extension talks as a sign that he is eager to continue on at United.