Jose Mourinho on Man United rumours: I’m not leaving Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says no club can tempt him from the Blues amid reports of interest from Manchester United

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Puma

Jose Mourinho has ruled himself out of the running to become the next Manchester United manager, insisting that no club could tempt him away from Chelsea.

The Blues head coach is among the front-runners with the bookmakers to replace David Moyes despite signing a four-year deal with the west London side last June.

I told Chelsea that they never have to worry about me because I don’t want to leave

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho was previously thought to have entertained the idea of replacing United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, although the 51-year-old maintains he always wanted to return to Chelsea.

Asked would he take charge of United, Mourinho replied: “Of course not. I don’t know how can someone think about.

“I left Real Madrid to come specifically to Chelsea. I signed a four-year contract with Chelsea. I told Chelsea that they never have to worry about me because I don’t want to leave.

“I’ll stay here until the club wants me to stay. Any job wouldn’t move me from Chelsea.”

Mourinho added that he has spoken to Moyes after United sacked the Scot on Tuesday, but the Chelsea manager refused to reveal details of the conversation.

“I spoke to David privately and I don’t want to share,” Mourinho added.

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