After failing to endear himself to Manchester United fans in Saturday’s painful goalless draw away at Anfield, manager José Mourinho has been failing to endear himself to Manchester United fans by flirting with the “fantastic” Paris Saint-Germain in an interview with French television.
In quotes from TF1's Telefoot, parroted by the BBC, Mourinho described himself as “a coach with worries, with ambitions, and with the desire to do new things”. As a result, “I don't believe, no, I'm sure that I won't end my career here [at Manchester United].” He further added: “Why Paris? Because there's something special. Magic, quality, youth, it's fantastic.”
Of course, it would be naive to expect Mourinho to stick around at Old Trafford for the next couple of decades, but it’s not particularly nice to see him so explicitly suggesting his days are numbered. It goes without saying that we’re not expecting him to head off any time soon — indeed, it could well be that he begins contract negotiations with Ed Woodward in the near future, using this interview as leverage — but a bit more public commitment wouldn’t go amiss.