Manchester United are ready to offer Jose Mourinho a new megabucks five-year deal to keep him at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese has just begun his second season in charge at the club but, so convinced are club officials of his ability to deliver success, they are ready to rip up his existing deal and hand him a new five-year contract worth a whopping £65million.
Mourinho is already the best paid manager in the world, along with his Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola , with both men earning £250,000 a week.
plusmilang.com reports that his basic wage will stay the same in the new deal, but his bonus payments for winning trophies is set to increase significantly.
Mourinho is said to be happy with the terms and, if he signs as expected, it will mean he will spend longer in charge at Manchester United than he has at any of his previous clubs – Benfica , Porto, Chelsea , Inter Milan and Real Madrid .
The news will come as a massive boost to everyone at the club as they focus on the return of the Premier League this weekend and a trip to arch-rivals, Liverpool.