Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is rumoured to be chasing a pay rise if he is to sign a new contract that will extend his stay at Old Trafford beyond 2019.
Reports have surfaced in September and October that a new contract is in the pipelines after Mourinho guided United to two trophies in his first season in charge and has started the 2017/18 as genuine Premier League title contenders for the first time since 2013.
According to the latest on the subject from The Guardian, Mourinho would be happy to sign fresh terms with United. Crucially, however, it is said that he wants to feel that any pay increase matches what he feels he has achieved for the club so far.
The Portuguese coach apparently wants an improvement on his reported annual wages of £15m, which, as The Guardian puts it, is intended to 'reflect the success he has brought and the team’s evolution under his leadership'.
Mourinho currently has just under two years left on the contract he signed when he first took over from Louis van Gaal in May 2016. It has long been thought that he is keen to lay down a greater legacy after his career moves to date have brought a reputation of short-termism.
United would be the perfect club at which to do that. Though at just 54 years of age, Mourinho still has plenty of time left in his managerial career and admitted only this week that being in charge of United is highly unlikely to be his last job in football.
"I'm sure that I won't end my career [at United]," he commented during an interview in France.
That has brought with it speculation about taking over at Paris Saint-Germain at some point in the future after describing the French club as having "magic, quality, youth" - reasons he believes his son, Jose Jr., chose to attend a PSG game recently, instead of a game in England.