Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has laughed off speculation linking him with a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain in the future. In a recent interview with a French TV station, Mourinho admitted he does not see himself retiring at Old Trafford, although he has no desire to leave the club in the near future.
Prior to the Benfica game, the Portuguese tactician admitted that his statement was interpreted in the media, and he was referring to his future while comparing the longevity of managers such as Arsene Wenger.
He told reporters: “The only thing that I told is true and there was not a misinterpretation of my words was I am not going to end my career at Manchester United. I was asked how is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 to 20 years in the same club.”
“I think Arsene Wenger is the last one at Arsenal. I think it is impossible for us with everything that surrounds the job, all of the pressures that surround the job.”
Meanwhile, the United coach had been recently linked with a switch to Paris Saint-Germain, but the 54-year-old has rubbished the speculation by insisting that there is no truth to the story.
“The answer is that nothing is happening. I am not signing a new five-year contract and I am not leaving for PSG. I am at Manchester United and I have a contract. And that is it,” he added.
Manchester United have been plunged to injuries to key players during the international break, and this has urged Mourinho to rest the likes of Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia for the Benfica trip to avoid any further setbacks.