Manchester United manager Marc Skinner has confirmed that the Red Devils have taken up their option to extend his contract for another twelve months.
The 40-year-old’s current deal was set to expire at the end of this season but, speaking about his future at a press conference on Thursday, Skinner said that he is now contracted until the summer of 2024:
“I have an option in my contract that has been taken up, so it’s already set for next year. We are looking at having conversations of a potential new contract but we’ve got too much to focus on right now.”
United fans will be glad that Skinner’s immediate future has been resolved, especially considering how important the coming weeks could be for the team.
Skinner’s side returned to the top of the Women’s Super League table at the weekend after a 4-0 win over West Ham. The result leaves them level on points with Manchester City, one ahead of Chelsea and three above Arsenal who have a game in hand.
After replacing Casey Stoney as head coach in the summer of 2021, Skinner guided United to a fourth-place finish in his first season in charge and he could well lead his team to a historic first WSL title this campaign.