Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that he intends to stay at Old Trafford for many seasons to be come.
The 55-year-old is notorious for only ever spending a maximum of three seasons at any of the clubs he has previously managed and has oftentimes stated that he has ambitions to coach his country Portugal at some point in the future, once he becomes ‘’tired,’’ of club management.
However, speaking to GQ Mourinho revealed a move into international management is a long way off, and that he plans to stay at United for the foreseeable future.
“No. No! I am not close at all,” he said.
“I think being the coach of a club is my job. Because I need to play matches every week.
“I would say I am even further away from being tired now than I was a few years ago.”
“I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager. I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and to Mr Woodward for the recognition of my hard work and dedication. I am delighted they feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future.”
Mourinho is contracted to United until 2020, although his revelation that he sees himself at Old Trafford in the long term will more than likely be met with mixed emotions by the Red Devils faithful.
Much of the 20 times English Champions fanbase has become tired of his antics in the media and his pragmatic style of play.
Finishing a whopping 19 points behind bitter rivals Manchester City in the Premier League and then losing the FA Cup final to Chelsea, has left many questioning whether the experienced coaches defensive tactical approach any longer guaranteed to bring success.
There is little doubt that Mourinho faces a massive challenge to get United back to the top of English football next season and in many ways this upcoming campaign is set to be the most important of his hugely successful career.