Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly dismissed the ongoing speculation linking him with a move elsewhere.
A recent report from The Sun suggested that the Portuguese tactician is unsettled at the Old Trafford outfit, and he could potentially pursue a fresh club in either the summer or at the conclusion of his contract.
However, speaking in his press conference prior to the Derby County game, the 54-year-old stressed that he has no intention to leave the Red Devils, and he would be open to the prospect of extending his deal beyond the summer of 2019.
“It depends on what you want to know and what you want to speak about,” he said at his press conference, when asked about his contractual situation. “If you want to speak about some news, I say garbage! I don’t find a better word to define the talk,” he is quoted as saying on the club’s official website.
“In fact, I am in the middle of my contract, I’m not in the last couple of months. My desire is to stay. It’s just a question of the club, the owners, the board, Mr [Ed] Woodward, [and what] they all want, [if] they all are happy with my contribution and they want me to stay beyond the end of this contract. But, yes, I want to stay.”
The self-proclaimed Special One was similarly linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in October after his praise for the French outfit was misinterpreted in the French media, and his latest statement will no doubt generate confidence, starting from the club’s hierarchy.
Mourinho has not coached a club for four complete seasons, but there is a big chance of that happening with the Red Devils with the Portuguese more composed as a head coach, having managed to contain himself when decisions go against his side.
Manchester United celebrated their best-ever season since the Sir Alex Ferguson era during the previous campaign, and Mourinho is driven by the ambition of getting to the top of the Premier League, irrespective of the criticism from ex-players over the playing style.