Jose Mourinho intends to serve out Manchester United contract
Despite a mediocre start to his reign as Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has already signalled his intent to remain with the Red Devils, at the very least until the end of his current contract.
United confirmed the decorated Portuguese manager as their next boss on May 27, but he has since endured a mixed spell at the United helm, despite bringing in several big names over the summer.
However, speaking before United’s Europa League match away at Fenerbahce on Thursday, Mourinho pledged to stick it out at Old Trafford.
The 53-year-old told a press conference on Wednesday: ‘Now I’m where I want to be – so happy to be. In the minimum, I want to stay until the end of my contract.’
Mourinho signed a three-year deal with United when he joined, with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020
United are currently languishing in eighth position in the Premier League, with 15 points accumulated from their opening 10 games played, but all focus is now on the test of Fenerbahce in an early evening kick-off at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.
Mourinho has managed in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain during his distinguished career and also stated that he may well be open to a move to Turkey later in his career.
‘Who knows? I’m a football man, very young, so…,’ Mourinho added.
‘I love passion for the game, and in Turkey there is huge passion for the game, so why not?’
United sit in second place in Europa League Group A, with the same six-point tally as table-toppers Feyenoord from the opening three matches.
Dick Advocaat’s Fenerbahce have four points, in third, and rock-bottom Zorya Luhansk have just one to their name.
By John Downes
This image was provided by Serg Hoholok.
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