Over the week, Mourinho has been rapidly linked with a big money move to PSG owing to a few comments the illustrious manager made on the French side.
Reports about unsatisfactory relations with Ed Woodward coupled with a new bumper contract in the working all fueled this quick saga. However, the man himself has decided to put an end to it all.
In a press conference ahead of Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League clash against Benfica, the Portuguese strongly quipped: “I think you English media have the answer for that because in one day it says I am going to sign a five year contract worth £1billion per season, and then the next day you say that I am leaving and going to PSG – I think that is the answer.”
He then went on to firmly reveal: “The answer is that nothing is happening; I am not signing a new five-year contract and I am not leaving for PSG. I am at Man United and that is it. I have a contract I don’t think there is an answer for that.”
Further, Mourinho also addressed the comment that had started this entire speculation, where he claimed that the Premier League club won’t be his last.
This was reaffirmed by him, as he continued: “The only thing that I told and is true and there was no misinterpretation of my words is I am not going to end my career at Manchester United, and I ask how is it possible in modern football that a manager is going to last 15 or 20 years.
“I think Wenger is the last one, it is impossible for us, to last for so long, if in this moment I want to finish my career in four or five years, my ambition would be to end my career at Manchester United.”
This will most certainly have a mixed response for the Old Trafford faithful, who on one hand will be relieved that the master tactician won’t be heading anywhere soon, but at the same time, will worry of what happens to the position at the end of next season, when his contract ends.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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