Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be set for a bumper pay rise, as reports from the Sunday Mirror indicate the Portuguese tactician has told his agent to negotiate an improved wage packet with the Red Devils.
The report claims that Jose believes that he is deserving of a massive pay rise after having led the club to two major titles in his first season in charge at the Old Trafford. He led the team to an EFL Cup triumph in February earlier this year, followed by the UEFA Europa League victory as well.
And moreover, United look set to challenge on multiple fronts once again, as they currently sit second in the Premier League table ahead of their weekend fixture against Chelsea and have maintained a perfect record in the UEFA Champions League as well.
With things looking on the rise for the English giants, Mourinho is set to demand a raise in his wages and has indicated his agent, super-agent Jorge Mendes, to negotiate a £3 million per year increase on his current salary. The 55-year old is already one of the highest paid managers in the world of football, but the new £15million-a-year salary that he is demanding will make him outright the best-paid coaches in the game.
It is understood that Mendes is planning to hold talks with United’s chief executive Ed Woodward at the start of the new year, with reports of interest in the manager’s services emanating from France.
Mourinho has been linked with European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain of late after the manager sang praises of the project in place in the French capital. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss has also made no secret of the fact that he wants to coach an international team before he decides to call it a day. These speculations have seemingly worried the United fans, especially after the manager was quoted as saying that United will not be his final job.
Curiously, Jose has also been invited for dinner by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich post the Sunday’s game at the Stamford Bridge, amid speculations over Antonio Conte’s future, although it is not known whether the Portuguese has accepted the invitation.