Former Chelsea boss puts pen-to-paper on contract at Old Trafford

JOSE MOURINHO has finally signed a contract with Manchester United ahead of being unveiled as the club’s new manager.

The former Chelsea boss was heavy favourite to succeed Louis van Gaal, who was sacked two days after winning the FA Cup.

And, according to Sky Sports News, Mourinho put pen-to-paper on a contract with the Red Devils at a London hotel.

United have yet to confirm the news.

It is likely Mourinho’s first press conference will not take place until after Euro 2016 as is the case with new Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.

The two-time Champions League-winning boss’ first appearance in the Old Trafford dug-out will be as manager of England during a Soccer Aid match on June 10.

While his first match in charge of United will be a July 2nd friendly against Borussia Dortmund, before a pre-season derby against Guardiola’s City 23 days later.

Mourinho’s sacking by Chelsea in December coincided with a massive dip in form at United — and rumours of the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ replacing Van Gaal have been rife ever since.

It appears increasingly likely that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be the former Inter and Real Madrid boss’ first signing at Old Trafford.

The pair worked together for one season in Italy, with the Swede admitting he misses working with his former manager.

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has become one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe after his stellar performances for Diego Simeone’s men.

And the new Old Trafford boss is no different.