Jose Mourinho opens up about leaving Man United

Jose Mourinho admits that he is unlikely to remain at Man United as long as Arsene Wenger's Arsenal reign

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is unlikely to remain at Manchester United for as long as Arsene Wenger stayed at Arsenal, but says he doesn’t want to manage anywhere else at present.

The Portuguese coach is coming to the end of his second season in charge at Old Trafford since being appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor in the summer of 2016.

Mourinho led Manchester United to the League Cup and Europa League trophies in his first season in charge at Old Trafford last term.

The Red Devils have struggled to produce consistent form in the Premier League this season and they currently find themselves second in the table as they bid to finish as runners-up to Manchester City.

Wenger announced that he will be stepping down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season after nearly 22 years in charge of the north London club.

And Mourinho feels that the Frenchman is likely to be the last manager to serve such a long stint at a Premier League club given the way the game has changed in modern times.

Speaking to Sky Sports before Sunday’s clash with Arsenal, Mourinho said: “You would not allow it, media, social media, the pundit industry, I think it is too much pressure, not just for the manager but also for the club.

“I don’t know how long I will be at United but I don’t want to be anywhere else.

“To be honest, at all my other clubs I had the feeling of already thinking about what to do next. I had things to do. I had to go to Italy, for sure. I had to go to Spain, for sure.

“They were things I really wanted to do but at the moment there isn’t anything I have waiting around the corner. ‘I don’t want to do anything different from what I am doing now.”

Mourinho will be aiming for his team to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

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