Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been at the club for just over one season and is reportedly seeking a pay rise if he is to stay on at Old Trafford.
According to a report in The Guardian, Mourinho is keen on upping his wage to reflect his achievements with the club so far.
Under Mourinho, United are currently playing the best football they have done since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. Last season in his first term in charge at the club, they won the League Cup and the Europa League, granting them Champions League football for this season.
While the team look set to challenge for major honours on all fronts this season, lying second to Manchester City in the league currently and impressing in every Champions League outing so far, it is the aforementioned feat of bringing Europe’s premier club competition back to Old Trafford which is the self proclaimed ‘Special One’s’ most notable accomplishment at the club to date.
Jose is earning somewhere in the region of £15 million a year already, but he is believed to be after the salary increase in order to reflect the current status of the Red Devils under him.
The Old Trafford faithful may not jump to the support of such a stance by their manager and feel he has a lot more to prove and achieve at the club before talks of pay rises come about, but there is no doubting that United are on the right track. They are still unbeaten this season and have the best defensive record in the Premier League, having only conceded just twice.
There is a Mourinho feel to the squad now that he has had the time to restructure the personnel since his appointment to the dugout in the summer of 2016, and if they do indeed go on to win the league of the Champions League there would be no-one begrudge the Portuguese an increase in salary. For the meantime, perhaps it is a contract negotiation tactic, now that Mourinho is half way through his initial three-year deal with United.