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Jose Mourinho's life is "a bit of a disaster"

Manchester United's manager isn't enjoying life away from the pitch.

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Jose Mourinho has been many things over the years. He's been loved, loathed, admired, condemned, mocked, feared, respected and held in contempt, usually all at once. But he's rarely been pitied.

Listening to him talk about his peripatetic lifestyle in Manchester, however, it's hard not to feel a little pang of sympathy for the man. Asked by Sky Sports if he would be buying a house in Manchester — he's currently living on the top floor of the Lowry Hotel — he was unsure:

Buy a house? I do not know ... The reality is that my daughter will be 20 next week. My son will be 17 in a couple of months. They are very stable... university in London, football in London, friends. So, they are at an age where they can't chase me like they did before. So, for the first time, the family lives in a different way. We try to feel it, we try to see the evolution of our feelings and see how we cope with the situation.

He does then go on to suggest that he will, if he can find one, buy "a good apartment ... not these giant houses that the press says I'm going to buy." And let's hope he does, since hotel life doesn't seem to be suiting him at all.

For me, it's a bit of a disaster because I want sometimes to walk a little bit and I can't. I just want to cross the bridge and go to a restaurant. I can't, so it is really bad. But I have my apps and I can ask for food to also be delivered, which I do sometimes.

Let's look at that again:

But I have my apps ...

One more time:

But I have my apps ...

Jose Mourinho, the walking, talking, living-out-of-a-suitcase embodiment of 21st-century isolation. Just him and his apps. Somebody give him a hug.