Manchester United Unveil Jose Mourinho; Twitter Goes On Fire
Manchester United has finally unveiled José Mourinho as their new manager; taking over from sacked Dutchman Louis Van Gaal.
After months of speculation and torturous uncertainty for United faithfuls the world over, the Special One has finally sealed the deal on a three-year contract with the Old Trafford outfit.
This was confirmed in a club statement released on their website on Friday morning confirming the Portuguese as Van Gaal’s successor.
“José Mourinho will take over as manager of Manchester United from the 2016-17 season, signing a three-year contract with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020,” the statement read.
United’s executive 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.”
Mourinho, 53, was full of enthusiasm and pride on his new appointment. “To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game,” he said.
There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match…I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.”
This will be Mourinho’s third managerial arrival in England following two spells at Chelsea, and his first task will be putting together a backroom staff, which may or may not include legend Ryan Giggs, as the club looks forward to recreating the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The hashtag, #WelcomeJose, has trended since his appointment, and we bring some of the best tweets welcoming the Special One to Old Trafford…
#welcomejose, hope the 👿 Red Devils come back to some serious play ⚽…
— anotherpersononearth (@simondebbarma13) May 27, 2016
Finally, after 3 years we’ve managed to make the RIGHT decision. #WelcomeJose
— . (@aaa_b24) May 27, 2016
— Scherazade M. S. (@Scherazade02) May 27, 2016
Finally we have a manager who’ll stand on the touchline and shout his soul out for the team #WelcomeJose
— RohanRedevil (@rohan_redevil16) May 27, 2016
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 27, 2016
— Life is MUFC (@life_is_mufc) May 27, 2016
— Hasan Abedi (@hazthesaz) May 27, 2016
#WelcomeJose this season we finish 2nd 🔥🔥🔥 next we get back our trophy🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
— ⚽ KENDI CHICHARITO⚽ (@Sysca_) May 27, 2016
— Riaz Snow☄ (@riazbapoo) May 27, 2016
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_oficiaI) May 27, 2016
And of course, there are the naysayers…
@BBCSport Year 1: Ship off youth. Year 2: Win something. Be a smug pillock. Year 3: Isolate staff. Throw toys from pram. Storm off smugly.
— goggsyp (@goggsyp) May 27, 2016
@BBCSport Snaked Chelsea
— Josh (@LordOfThelngs) May 27, 2016
@BBCSport They had to wait until Man Utd had sacked all the female medical and support staff.
— Paul Jackson (@paul_jackson) May 27, 2016
@BBCSport he’ll only last one year like his predecessors
— James Humphries (@JimmyH_55) May 27, 2016
@BBCSport Boring yawn Hope.he becomes the failure one
— Paul Kendall (@PaulKendall1) May 27, 2016
— meshack (@meshackowang) May 27, 2016
— Rich Evanson (@r1chev0) May 27, 2016
@BBCSport gone by Xmas
— Trevor Neal (@trevorneal911) May 27, 2016
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