Jose Mourinho will not leave Manchester United after the end of the 2017/18 season and will stay at Old Trafford until 2019, IBTimes UK understands.
The Portuguese tactician signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils when he joined them in the summer of 2016. He is half way through his current contract, which expires after the end of the next season.
The United manager earlier admitted that he will not end his career with the 20-time English champions. This led to suggestions that a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the future could be on the cards.
The Sun reported the directors at United fear Mourinho would be heading for the Old Trafford exit after the end of this season. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager was reportedly set to make a switch to PSG next summer.
Unai Emery is currently in charge at Parc des Princes and Mourinho was expected to replace him at PSG. It also claimed that Mourinho feared his United side are not in a position to challenge Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, either this season or in the future.
The Red Devils' neigbhours are sitting on top of the table and currently have an eight-point advantage over second place United. However, sources have told IBTimes UK the 54-year-old has no plans of leaving his current employers before his contract runs down in 2019.
Another report from the Sun in October reported that United are planning to hand Mourinho a new five-year contract worth £65m ($85.4m). He is currently the highest-paid manager in world football along with Guardiola — both earn £250,000-a-week ($328,506).
IBTimes UK can reveal Mourinho's representatives had earlier discussed renewing his contract at United. However, there has been no significant development following the initial discussion. His employers were initially looking to hand him a new deal next summer, depending on the progress on the pitch this season.
Mourinho helped United win the EFL Cup and the Europa League in his debut season. The success in the European competition helped them qualify for the Champions League this term and are in a firm position to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.