Jose Mourinho has lashed back in pretty ferocious fashion at claims that he is planning on quitting his Old Trafford post…
On Thursday morning, multiple reports began to circulate claiming that Jose Mourinho was considering resigning from his Manchester United post at the end of the season.
Having taken charge at Old Trafford over 18 months ago, Jose Mourinho’s decision to live in a hotel while his family are based in London has raised many eyebrows and has even caused some to question his dedication to his current position.
However, after reports circulated claiming that ‘The Special One’ was considering quitting the club at the end of the current season, Mourinho has come out strongly, slamming the reports as ‘garbage news’.
“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.”
“If you want to ask me directly, which I suppose you want, if I see myself next season in Manchester United, I say I see myself [here] and, as I told you when I arrived, I am going to leave when the club wants me to leave because I have no intention to leave at all.”
“My intention is to stay and to work and to improve and to bring the club to where the club belongs. I want to stay. I don’t see any reason not to stay.”
“So, yes, I still have a contract. 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.”
Reporting on Mourinho’s comments, ManUtd.com pointed out that the Portuguese boss ‘has never missed a training session since arriving in Manchester’ before highlighting some further comments from the 54-year-old regarding his commitment to the club.
“Speaking about my work and connecting my work to the garbage news is to say the worst thing that anyone can do to myself,” he declared. “It’s not to say that I am a bad manager, it’s not to say that I’m under-performing, it’s not to say that I made a mistake in this game or that game.”
“I think the worst thing somebody can do to me is to put one inch of doubt in my professionalism, in my dedication to my club, to my job, to my players, to every detail related to my job.”
“So, yes, the garbage news affected me just on this aspect but again I repeat, I am in the middle of my contract. If I am going to sign a new one or not, of course, depends on the club. But my commitment with the club is total.”