LONDON. – Jose Mourinho is ready to embark on a big-money revolution at Manchester United. Mourinho will become the best-paid manager in the world when he takes over from Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford this summer.
Reports in Spain claim the sacked Chelsea boss will earn £15,5 million a season – just ahead of his rival Pep Guardiola’s £15 million-a-year contract at Manchester City.
And it appears Mourinho will be splashing the cash further with United set to hand him a gigantic transfer budget.
Mourinho will be given a staggering £300 million to spend on superstar signings when he becomes Manchester United boss.
But Mourinho’s proposed move to Manchester United could hinge on the club qualifying for the Champions League.
Mourinho has been lined-up to replace the struggling Van Gaal at Old Trafford at the end of this season.
United bosses reckon Mourinho is the only boss in world football who can take on Pep Guardiola, who will take charge of neighbours Manchester City at the same time.
But the Manchester Evening News claim he is only “convinced” he will get the job if United fail to finish in the top four.
The Red Devils are in fifth place in the Premier League, six points behind neighbours City with 13 games left to play.
If United miss out on a top-four finish, they could still make Europe’s premier club competition by winning the Europa League.
They play the first leg of their round of 32 tie against Danish side Midtjylland on February 18.
There is already a precedent set by United after sacking David Moyes 36 hours after it was mathematically impossible for them to qualify for the Champions League in 2014.
The fallen giants have promised Mourinho a massive war chest of up to £300 million to rebuild the team this summer.
A club source said: “If Jose comes in he will be given whatever it takes to make United the best again.
“But it isn’t just about how much is spent, what matters is how it is spent because United need the right players to take the forward. Only genuine world class stars will be looked at.” – The Daily Star.