Mourinho Explains Why He Never Left Hotel When He Was United Manager

Jose Mourinho during training.

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As much as a genius Jose Mourinho is on the pitch, the man seems to be clueless when it comes to household skills.

The Portuguese weirdly never left Lowery Hotel during his entire time as the manager of Manchester United. Mourinho chose not to move into a house and rather stay at a hotel due to some bizarre reasons, rather than the hotel stay itself having made him miserable as the media speculated.

When quizzed about the situation during a pre-match press conference, the ex-Chelsea boss replied:

“Is it? You know how I would be unhappy? I would be unhappy if I was in a house on my own.

“I would have to clean, I don’t want that. I would have to iron, I don’t know how to.

“I would have to cook. Fried eggs and sausages — that’s the only thing I can do. I would be very unhappy.”

Then the Tottenham Hotspur manager went on to explain how much he enjoyed his stay at the hotel.

“I lived in an amazing apartment, it was not a room,” Jose insisted. “It was mine all the time.

“It was not like after one week I had to leave. No, it was mine. I left everything there, I had my television, my books, my computer.

“It was a flat, with a phone. ‘Bring me a coffee latte, please’ or ‘I don’t want to go down for dinner, bring my dinner up’.

“I was watching football or doing work with one of my assistants I would ask ‘Bring us food’. I had everything. If I was alone in an apartment it would be much more difficult. I was fine, more than fine.”

Clearly, the hotel stay itself never contributed to what made the former Manchester United man unhappy during his time there. And as usual, the reasons to the weirdest questions is often quite simple. His departure was purely based on footballing reasons and nothing else.

Moreover, the 57-year-old seemed least bothered about the hotel topic and was focused on tonight’s game against his former club. This will be the Special One’s first big game since he took over at Spurs. It is unknown what kind of reception the Old Trafford crowd will offer tonight, but surely it’ll be a great fixture for neutral fans as well.

Tottenham currently sit 4 places above United whilst the latter have failed to find a win in their last 3 games. With the Londoners back in form under new management, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job could be under threat by the man he replaced.