Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is seeking a £3m-a-year pay rise, according to the Mirror.
The 54-year-old, who arrived at Old Trafford back in May 2016, signing a three-year contract, is already on £12m-a-year at The Theatre of Dreams.
However, the report suggests the ‘Special One’ believes he deserves a rise on his current salary, with his agent Jorge Mendes set for talks with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward in the New Year.
Mourinho, who has coached the likes of Chelsea (twice), FC Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid before arriving in Manchester, has won the UEFA Europa League, the EFL Cup and an FA Community Shield with The Red Devils.
Ahead of this weekend’s action, United sat second in the league standings, five points adrift of leaders and rivals Manchester City, after defeating fellow title contenders Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 last weekend.
Having guided the club back into the UEFA Champions League, and sealed four successive wins in Europe so far this term, the Portuguese boss wants a fair slice of the increased prize money he has earned United and therefore wants a pay rise.
An extra £3m-a-year would hike Mourinho’s annual salary up to around £15m-a-year, which works out at about £288,462-a-week.