Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the Manchester United manager, according to Sky sources. Jose Mourinho has signed his contract to become the new manager of Manchester United.
The Portuguese concluded talks at a central London hotel at around 5pm on Thursday to succeed Louis van Gaal as the new boss at Old Trafford.
Sky Sports News HQ broke the news after Mourinho returned home at 5.20pm with documents in his hand and a bottle of red wine, having met with United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to complete the deal.
Mourinho symbolically wore a black and red tie for the final stage of negotiations, and the deal is completed on the 12th anniversary of his winning the Champions League for the first time with Porto, who knocked out United on their run to the final.
Mourinho, who has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in December, replaces his former mentor Van Gaal, who was dismissed by United two days after they won the FA Cup against Crystal Palace at Wembley.