Jose Mourinho responds when asked if Man United will be his final club

The Manchester United boss doesn't expect the Red Devils to be his final club

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho insists it is normal that Manchester United won’t be his final club.

The Portuguese coach became the third manager at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement when he took over the reins in May 2016.

Manchester United appointed the former Real Madrid boss to transform the Red Devils into Premier League title contenders again.

Mourinho led Manchester United to a sixth-place finish last term but the 20-time English champions won the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

The 54-year-old signed three players in the summer transfer window and the additions of Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have turned Manchester United into genuine title contenders this term.

The Red Devils are two points behind current leaders Manchester City after eight games as Mourinho looks to become the second Manchester United manager to win the Premier League title.

Mourinho opened up about his long-term plans at Old Trafford in an interview with a French media outlet this week and confirmed Manchester United wouldn’t be his final club.

Asked about his comments at Manchester United’s pre-match media conference ahead of their Champions League clash against Benfica on Wednesday night, Mourinho said:

“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.

“But I think I am going to be a manager for 15 more years, minimum, in the job, and I think it is impossible to stay for 17 years in the same club. I think it is the impossible mission.

“Even if you want to, you can try, but I think it is impossible. Wenger is the last one. That was my answer. I don’t think I am going to end my career at Manchester United. That was my answer.”

Manchester United have beaten Basel and CSKA Moscow in their opening two Champions League games.

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