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Jose Mourinho agrees Man Utd terms

New Man United coach, Jose Mourinho Photo/independent.co.uk
New Man United coach, Jose Mourinho Photo/independent.co.uk

Jose Mourinho has agreed personal terms with
Manchester United, reports Sky Sports News HQ’s Andy
Burton
Jose Mourinho has agreed personal terms with
Manchester United, according to Sky sources.
Lawyers for both parties are still in negotiations over a
number of image rights issues, which must be resolved
before a contract can be signed.
SSNHQ understands the length of Mourinho’s contract
and his salary have now been agreed after positive talks
between United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward
and Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
However, dialogue is ongoing regarding the image rights
conflicts, and it remains unclear whether or not these
issues will be concluded in time for Mourinho to put pen
to paper on his contract on Wednesday.
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Both United and Mourinho are tied to numerous
commercial partnerships, and must pay careful
consideration to the pre-existing commitments to their
respective sponsors when Mourinho becomes United’s
manager.
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There is common ground for Mourinho and United in
their respective deals with adidas. The incoming United
manager is a global ambassador for the kit suppliers,
whose £750m, 10-year deal with United, came into effect
in 2015.
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However, one example of potential conflict is Mourinho’s
commercial deal with Jaguar, which is at odds with
United’s seven-year deal with General Motors, which sees
Chevrolet as the club’s shirt sponsor.
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Mendes, Woodward, and both sets of legal teams are
continuing to work on how they can keep their
respective sponsors happy, and those talks will continue
on Wednesday.
Where does Mourinho’s imminent appointment at
Manchester United leave assistant manager Ryan Giggs?
Finding a resolution to these issues is said to be the final
hurdle to overcome before Mourinho is officially
confirmed as United’s next manager

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