Something of a departure from our recent news, but we at BitsyLink love Manchester United so we figured we’d cover the big news from the Reds this week.
It was almost inevitable that England most successful club in the past Manchester United, would come calling for one of the best manager in the history of football, following their fading trend in not only domestic but also European football.
Manchester United has announced the appointment of Jose Mourinho on a three year deal, on a reported annual income of $17.5 million. This is to usher the same excitement that was led by their former successful manager, Sir. Alex Fergusson. It has been a disappointing three years since Manchester United won the Premier League with the twenty-time champions have finished 7th, 4th and 5th for the last three years. What is worse is that the club will not feature in the champion league next season.
Tampa Bay Times reports that Mourinho was appointed to replace Luis Van Gaal whose contract was terminated earlier by one year due to what the Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward referred to as ‘Unsatisfactory performance". Ed Woodward also hailed Mourinho saying that he is basically the best manager in the game nowadays. He has been two time Champions League winner with Inter Milan and FC Porto, has won eight leagues titles since his managerial career began in 2002 across Italy, England, Portugal and Spain. In the English Premier League, Mourinho has won three titles with former Premier League champions Chelsea.
Following his appointment, Mourinho expressed his preparedness, asking Manchester United fans to forget about the past three years. He said that he knew what the fans expected and that he would do more than just deliver a trophy.