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Bus Driver Refuses To Commit His Future To Manchester United

The "future is tomorrow"

BY Finlay Renwick | Dec 18, 2017 | Culture

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An enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a puffer jacket, Jose Mourinho has refused to commit his long-term future to Manchester United after saying that in football the "future is tomorrow".

Having signed a three-year deal to take over at Old Trafford at the start of the 2016 season, Mourinho is, according to The Guardian, only willing to extend his contract if he's offered an increase to a deal that's reportedly worth £13.8 million per-year.

Speaking before side's Champions League match against PSG tonight, the 54-year-old was clear with his intentions, saying "The only thing that I told and is true and there was not misinterpretation of my words is I am not going to end my career at Manchester United."

"I ask how is it possible in modern football that a manager is going to last 15 or 20 years. I think Arsène Wenger is the last one. It is impossible for us to last for so long. If in this moment I want to finish my career in four or five years, my ambition would be to end my career at Manchester United.

"I think I'm going to be 15 years minimum in the job [as a manager] and I think it's impossible to stay 17 years in the same club, even if you want, even if you try. I think Wenger will be the last one to do that; that was my answer [at the weekend]. I don't think I'm going to end my career at Manchester United. After that people try to be clever, malicious. I didn't think about signing a new contract but I don't think about leaving, too."

No need to panic United fans, it looks like there are plenty of 0-0 Mourinho tactical masterclasses yet to come.


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