Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he wants to stay with the club for the rest of his career, but Bookmakers can’t see him lasting that long.
The 54-year-old has revealed that he is more than open to the idea of staying at Old Trafford until he is 70 – mirroring the career of United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I am ready for this. I am ready for the next 15 years, I would say. Here? Yes, why not?” said Mourinho.
“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.
“But what I try to do in the club is show that my work goes further than the football results, that it goes to areas that people don’t think of as a manager’s job.
“In my vision, my job is much more than what I do on the pitch and the results that my team gets at the weekend.
“This club, for so many years, was Sir Alex. People got used to it, people understood the great consequences of that stability.
During Mourinho’s career to date, which has seen him take charge at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and also Real Madrid – he has never served more than a three-year spell.
We spoke with Bookmakers PaddyPower to get their reaction to the Mourinho situation – and they can’t see him emulating Ferguson.
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Jose Mourino is the ultimate three-year merchant, so we have to think he won’t change that habit.
“There’s been a lot of talk about him looking dishevelled, but no more so than his squad – all considered, he’s looking pretty good to me.”