What Jose Mourinho has told Man Utd officials about his relationship with Ed Woodward

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After an impressive start to the season in which his Manchester United side are yet to lose a competitive game, you'd expect the headlines surrounding manager Jose Mourinho to be on the positive side of the spectrum.

Strangely, in the past few days, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the 'Special One's' future with the Red Devils.

Despite being given a lot of money to build the squad he wants and the full backing of the board, Mourinho has said that he doesn't see his long-term future at the club.

He insisted that he will not be departing anytime soon, but said United will certainly not be the last club he manages in his career.

It is a big contradiction to his comments in July, where he said that he could see himself managing the club for 15 years, similar to Sir Alex Ferguson.

His stance seems to have changed, but, Mourinho has now acted to reaffirm his commitment to the Red Devils.

There were rumours that he was against Ed Woodward's running of the club, but he has now privately assured United officials that this is not the case, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

He has dismissed all the negative suggestions that there is a rift going on between him and the executive vice chairman but, he did not commit his future to the club.

It does seem odd that Mourinho did not voice his private thoughts in his press conference on Tuesday, instead adding further fuel to the fire about his future.



“Nothing is happening, I’m not signing a new five-year contract,” he said. “I’m at Manchester United, I have a contract and that’s it.

“I don’t think there is an answer for that, I’m not in conditions to answer to that because there is nothing to answer, I have a contract and that’s it.

“I have my contract that ends in May/June 2019, we are in October 2017, so I don’t know what to say.

“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 and I ask how is it possible in modern football that a manager is going to last 15 or 20 years, I think (Arsene) Wenger is the last one.”


It seems clear that he will be at United for the next few years in order to establish himself as a legend in England.

However, with PSG keen on him succeeding Unai Emery, don't be surprised to see him in the French capital at some point.

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