Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, is arguably one of the top managers the game has produced. With a history of highly successful managerial campaigns in Portugal with FC Porto, in Spain managing Real Madrid, in Italy with Inter Milan, and at Chelsea in England, the Portuguese is currently assigned the high pressure task of taking United back to Europe’s elite list.
And in a recent interview with The Times, the 54-year-old tactician stated that he was enjoying the challenge. Moreover, he also went on to mention his future plans, as he further added that he hadn’t ruled out taking up a managerial position in France or Germany later in his career.
However, the Portuguese boss also made it clear that he wasn’t going to leave Old Trafford any time soon.
Mourinho said, “In the past I always wanted to coach in different places. When I came to Chelsea in 2004 I never thought to stay for 20 years. Never. When I went to Italy I always had in mind I had to go to Spain. If in this moment now you ask me can I go to France or to Germany, I say, ‘Why not? Why not?’
“But I’m in a different moment in my career now. I always had Spain and Italy (as places where he hoped to manage), but England is my passion and at this moment I can say I would like to stay many years.
“It’s about having the most challenging project that I can have. In this moment the United one is great because the club was and is living a new period — the post-Sir Alex period. Sir Alex, then David, then Mr Van Gaal and now me. Trying to find again success is a challenging period for the club and something that I’m enjoying.”
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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