Jose Mourinho: Special honour to become Man United manager

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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho on a three-year contract.

Mourinho takes over from Dutchman Louis Van Gaal who left the club following an FA Cup triumph against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Announcing the appointment following weeks of speculation, Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward said: "José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.

"I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward."

José Mourinho himself stated: "To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.

"I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years."