Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly responded to suggestions that he could leave the Red Devils in the near future. In a recent interview with Portuguese Television, the tactician admitted that he won’t finish his career at Old Trafford, although he is no hurry to leave the club.
Since then, the Special One has been linked with a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain, amongst others, though he has been linked with them before. The 54-year-old has stressed that he has only United on his mind, he said, “I think you English media have the answer for that because, in one day, it says that I am going to sign a five-year contract, for £1billion per season and then, the next day, you say that I am leaving and going to PSG. I think that is the answer. 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 Manchester United and I have a contract. And that is it.”
Mourinho followed to claim that managers nowadays are put under immense pressure to perform, and this lessens the chances of coaching teams for the long-term – similar to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Whilst the latest man utd analysis has shown that Mourinho has got United back to playing exciting, goal-scoring football (they have already outscored Louis van Gaal’s United side, with only half of the season gone), there have been some calls from fans for someone else to come in and manage if Mourinho isn’t going to stick around long-term. The Portuguese has not lasted for more than three years at any of his former clubs, but United are said to be eyeing a long-term relationship with the manager with talks underway over a fresh deal.
Manchester United closed the gap at the top in the early part of the campaign, but have drifted to eleven points behind of Manchester City, who have dominated their opponents of late. Mourinho has previously indicated that he requires a minimum of three summer transfer windows to rebuild his squad, and it could likely be the case with their cross-city rivals looking firm favourites to secure the Premier League crown this term.