Man Utd boss confirms he has extended contract

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The Manchester United boss confirmed the option has been “taken up” to extend his contract at the club.

Marc Skinner, who has led Manchester United to second in the Women’s Super League and the FA Cup semi-final so far this season, was out of contract at the end of the current season.

However, ahead of a double header with Brighton, the United boss confirmed to ManchesterWorld that he has extended his stay at the club by at least another year after an extension to do so was triggered by the club.

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“I’m so focused on the games, but I’ll be as honest as I possibly can. There’s an option in my contract and the option (of an extra year) has been taken up so it’s already set for next year” confirmed Skinner.

“We are having discussions around potentially a new contract but we’ve got too much to focus on right now. We are here to help the players achieve, we are here to help the club achieve. I am really happy with the progression we’ve made. You can see our full style and I don’t think we’re even still at 50% of where I want us to be in the next few years.

The 40-year-old head coach first joined the club back in July 2021, replacing the outgoing Casey Stoney at the helm and cited on arrival that he wanted to “achieve success together “ and that his aim was to “give the fans a team they can continue to be proud of.”

On his first two years and confirmation of the one year extension, Skinner added: “I’m here, I’m definitely a constant within the team and that’s the messaging I’m going to give to them and everybody here that we are here to be successful for many years to come. That’s going to be the aim that I’m going to try and promote from within.”

His side will head to the AMEX Stadium this weekend to face Brighton as a crunch title race begins to draw to an exciting close, with kick off scheduled for 11:30am.

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