Jose Mourinho has cleared the air surrounding his future, amid speculation linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, he also spoke of his interest in PSG’s bid to shake up the established order in Europe with their recent recruitment. With the 54-year-old looking to stay in the game for another 15 years, he has shown his desire to make a move from Old Trafford after coming mid-way through a three-year contract at United.
Interestingly, the Portuguese has never held any managerial job for more than three seasons. When asked if he would like to end his managerial career with the Red Devils, he stated: “I was asked how is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 to 20 years in the same club.
“I think Arsene Wenger is the last one at Arsenal. I think it is impossible for us with everything that surrounds the job, all of the pressures that surround the job. I think it is impossible to last for so long.
If, in this moment, I wanted to finish my career in two, three, four or five years then I would say yes, I want to finish my career with Manchester United. After that, some people tried to be clever, some people tried to be malicious and they said many different things.
“But the reality is simple. I did not sign a new contract but I am not thinking about leaving. The only thing that I told is true and there was not a misinterpretation of my words – I am not going to end my career at Manchester United,” he clarified at a press conference.
Mourinho joined United in 2016 on a three-year contract with the option to stay until at least 2020. However, his long-term future is likely to be decided by his side’s progress in the Premier League as well as the Champions League this season.
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