Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has expressed his readiness to stay at Old Trafford for the next 15 years.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Mourinho declared he wants to re-establish the longevity and stability United enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson. “I am ready for this…I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not?”
Mourinho, arrived at Old Trafford after both Louis van Gaal and David Moyes failed to fit into the shoes Sir Alex left behind, with the pair spending not more than two seasons with the Red Devils.
“This club, for so many years, was Sir Alex,”
“People got used to it; people understood the great consequences of that stability. After David and Mr. Van Gaal, I come to my second year and hopefully I can stay and give that stability that the club wants. I will try, but again, I will have to try to deserve that, but that’s what I try every day that I work.” he continued.
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“I think Sir Alex’s career is unique,”
“I don’t think it is possible to emulate. Nobody is going to be in the same club for so many years, be in the same league for so many years. I think Wenger will be the last with a similar story in terms of staying at a club for so many years, but I what I try to do in modern football nowadays is to try to deserve to stay in the club, because in this moment, it is about success. You have success, you stay in the club. You don’t have success, you don’t stay.”
The 47-year-old Portuguese, who has never spent more than three years period at his previous clubs, delivered the Europa League and the EFL Cup last season with a return to Champions League football.
“I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say — that we have to win, but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.”
1 – Jose Mourinho is the first manager to win both the European Cup/CL (2) & UEFA Cup/Europa League (2) more than once. Winner. pic.twitter.com/8qouf1cC3y
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“You have huge success in one year, the next year you don’t have success and you are out,”
“It happened to me at Chelsea, it happened to Ranieri at Leicester, it will happen to many others. Nowadays, people look much more on the short-term.” he added.