Jose Mourinho is in the third month of his second season in charge of Manchester United, and may join Antonio Conte as men to get a second contract early in his term.
Goal.com says Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in Mourinho will spur United chairman Ed Woodward into action.
Unlike Conte, who received improved terms and the same length at Chelsea, the report says Mourinho will get a new five-year deal.
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The report says Mourinho’s terms would be worth almost $89 million over the length of the deal, close to $18 million per season.
The 54-year-old has never spent more than four years at a club, his longest stay as an assistant as Barcelona. Last season, he won the Europa League and League Cup for United while finishing sixth in the Premier League.
This season, United is off to a second-place start, leading Spurs on goal differential following a first loss of the season Saturday at Huddersfield Town.
This is about money and security for Mourinho who, let’s face it, probably won’t stay at United for five seasons. It would go against his record, and it’s difficult to imagine he’ll buck his career trend and make it five years. The new deal would be a raise, keep him from PSG for now, and probably will do the trick.