Jose Mourinho set to sign new 5-year-contract at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho set to sign new 5-year-contract at Manchester United

- Jose Mourinho is expected to sign a new five year contract at Manchester United

- His basic wage of £250,000 a week will remain the same but other incentives will increase

- Club chiefs are said to be happy with how he has connected with fans during his stay

Manchester United want to tie down Jose Mourinho to a new £65million five-year deal after convincing the club he is the perfect replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson.

If Mourinho does sign the new deal and remain at Old Trafford, it will make his time at Old Trafford the longest tenure of his career.

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The 54-year-old and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola are the highest paid managers in the world, with both reportedly earning £250,000 a week.

Jose Mourinho set to sign new 5-year-contract at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho will still be the highest paid manager in the world if he signs his new deal. Photo: ManUtd.com

According to the Sun, Mourinho's new contract will see him earn the same basic wage but the incentive package for trophies and league positions is set to rocket.

The final details are however still to be agreed. Mourinho initially signed a three-year deal in the summer of 2016 when he replaced Louis Van Gaal.

United chiefs are happy with the way Mourinho connected with fans and turned the club around in less than a year-and-a-half.

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And he also claimed two major honours in his first season, the EFL Cup and Europa League while this season the Red Devils are currently joint top of the Premier League with neighbours City.

Jose Mourinho set to sign new 5-year-contract at Manchester United

Mourinho won the Europa League in his first season at the club. Photo: UEFA.com

His relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is also said to be a strong on with the club chief thinking Moutrinho is the best thing they have to Sir Alex Ferguson.

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