Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly in talks for a new contract at Old Trafford, with the club tipped to approach the Portuguese coach over an extension in November.
The former Chelsea boss is just beginning the second season of the three-year contract he signed when he arrived at United in the summer of 2016.
The report is according to the Daily Telegraph that claimed a fresh deal will ultimately hinge on how the team has performed this season, but the Red Devils is apparently keen for negotiations to begin before the Christmas in a bid to ‘enable a smooth conclusion’ ahead of any extension offer that is made towards the end of the campaign.
The British tabloid report goes on to suggest that the Old Trafford club do not want Mourinho heading into the last year of his contract with his future unresolved if the club enjoyed a brilliant run this current season.
That makes it easy to understand why talks are expected to begin in just a couple of months’ time, so that the extension can be signed and sealed quickly and efficiently were United to hit their targets – perhaps winning the Premier League for the first time since 2013.
The Red Devils have started the new season in spectacular form. Inspired by the fine performances of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and others, Mourinho’s team has won all three league games so far, netting 10 goals in the process and conceding none.
Already, no other club in the division can boast a 100% winning record. Manchester City have needed late goals to scrape results in their last two games, while Arsenal languish in 16th place.