Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is intent on managing the Red Devils for the long term.
This has been reported by the Guardian, who claim that during negotiations last week the former Chelsea manager indicated to the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, that he wants to stay at the club for a long time.
Mourinho put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Old Trafford last week, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will depart the club at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
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Indeed, the self-proclaimed 'Special One' appears to be ready to finally put to bed suggestions that he can't manage a club for more than three years.
The revered coach's longest stint at one club came at Chelsea - the first time he was appointed the club's manager - between 2004 and 2007.
His success at various clubs, including the likes of Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, has to be admired, but it's safe to say that he hasn't quite been able to prove his credentials over a consistent period of time at one club.
But that could all change at Old Trafford. After legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson finally departed the club following 26 remarkable years, United's intentions were clear when they handed Scot David Moyes a six-year deal.
But things turned sour for the ex-Everton boss, who failed to hit the required level and eventually succumbed to the sack.
Louis van Gaal , who was handed a three-year deal to steady the ship, also struggled in the Old Trafford dugout, but it appears that now could be the right time for Mourinho and United to enjoy long term success.
In fact, the same report from the Guardian claims that the club want their new manager to stay beyond his three-year deal and create a dynasty.
For now, though, Mourinho will just be focusing on getting things right for the 2016/17 campaign.
Ultimately, United have underperformed for far too long and will be desperate to stamp their mark on the Premier League title race next season.
Since Ferguson departed, United have been nowhere near the challengers and must put things right sooner rather than later. There's every chance that Mourinho will make a number of changes this summer in the pursuit of glory.
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