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SEALED: Jose Mourinho signs Manchester United contract

Jose Mourinho has signed a three-year contract to become the new manager of Manchester United.

According to Sky Sports, the Portuguese concluded talks at a central London hotel at around 5pm UK time on Thursday to replace Louis van Gaal as the new boss at Old Trafford.

It was reported that 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.

The former Chelsea boss symbolically showed his new allegiance as he wore a black and red tie for the final stage of negotiations, and the deal.

It is believed that the Portuguese agreed terms on a three-year deal with United worth a staggering £15million a year.

The deal for Mourinho is coming on the 12th anniversary of his winning the Champions League for the first time with Porto.

The Portuguese club knocked out United on their run to the final.

It is expected that Manchester United will make official pronouncement on Friday about the deal with Mourinho.