Mourinho is enjoying life at Manchester United
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Jose Mourinho hasn’t ruled-out managing in France or Germany, but says he won’t be leaving Manchester United any time soon.
Mourinho has worked in his native Portugal (FC Porto), Spain (Real Madrid) and in Italy (Inter Milan) and at Chelsea and United in England – but hasn’t worked in Europe’s two other ‘top’ European leagues.
But with the massive task of taking United back to the top of the game the Portuguese says he loving the challenge of guiding United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Mourinho told The Times: “In the past I always wanted to coach in different places. When I came to Chelsea in 2004 I never thought to stay for 20 years. Never. When I went to Italy I always had in mind I had to go to Spain. If in this moment now you ask me can I go to France or to Germany, I say, ‘Why not? Why not?’
“But I’m in a different moment in my career now. I always had Spain and Italy [as places where he hoped to manage], but England is my passion and at this moment I can say I would like to stay many years.
“It’s about having the most challenging project that I can have. In this moment the United one is great because the club was and is living a new period — the post-Sir Alex period.
“Sir Alex, then David [Moyes], then Mr [Louis] Van Gaal and now me. Trying to find again success is a challenging period for the club and something that I’m enjoying.”