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Mourinho Signs Three-year Deal As Manchester United Manager

Jose Mourinho has a three-year deal signed with Manchester United, for £30 million after Louis Van Gaal was sacked, following two underwhelming years at Old Trafford.

The 53-year-old Portuguese agreed terms to become Louis van Gaal’s successor, accepting a three-year deal worth £12 million-a-year.

It took United some days to smoothen out the deal due to a six-figure bill to secure the rights to Mourinho’s autograph and even his own name, which was trademarked in 2005 by Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea football club.

The Blues ownership of Mourinho’s name was not due to expire until the year 2025.

The United job will be his first back in football since he was sacked by Chelsea in December, 2015, following a second unsuccessful spell at Stanford Bridge.

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