José Mourinho has ruled out spending the rest of his career at Manchester United while talking up the “special” project at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Portuguese, who came under fire for United’s defensive approach at Liverpool on Saturday, suggested he will not finish his career in Manchester during an interview with a French broadcaster.
After winning the Europa League and the League Cup last season Mourinho has set his sights on the Premier League title with United but, following the 0-0 draw at Anfield, his side now trail free-scoring Manchester City by two points.
The 54-year-old, who last season admitted his life in Manchester was a “disaster” because he was living out of a hotel in the city, has done nothing to suggest he intends a long stay. He told TF1’s Telefoot programme: “The only thing I can say is that I’m still a coach with worries, with ambitions and with the desire to do new things. And I don’t believe … no, I’m sure that I won’t end my career here.”
Asked if that meant at United, Mourinho said: “Yes.” Mourinho responded to the question of whether he might one day join PSG by revealing his son had taken the club to his heart.
“The other day my son who lives in London went to Paris and not to Manchester to watch the match,” Mourinho said. Asked why his son chose that option, the United manager added: “Because at the moment in Paris there is something special. Magic, quality, youth, it’s fantastic.”
Mourinho has never spent more than four years in one spell as manager at any of his seven clubs and has yet to work in France after success in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. He signed a three-year contract with United in 2016 and negotiations on an extension are expected in the coming months.