‘I would love to stay for more than three years’ – Mourinho

Date published: Wednesday 23rd November 2016 2:09

Jose Mourinho has commented on his Manchester United future, insisting he would love to stay and reward the fans for their support.

After a big summer of spending, United sit sixth in the Premier League with 19 points from 12 games, and the Portuguese manager admitted there have been bad times during his tenure so far.

“The three years contract I was given is a fair period of time to be where we don’t want to be. Three years is not just about the transfer windows, it’s about my relations with the players and my understandings, my personality as a manager, it’s stability, it’s all about that, it’s a fair period of time.

“Let’s go step-by-step. I’m in the beginning of my contract, I’m in the beginning of the process, so let’s go step-by-step. Would I like to stay here for more time than the three years? Yes, I would. I would love it.

“But if you ask if I’m waiting for my third year to have good results, no. I’m going to immediately try in my first season to get results.”

Manchester United sit third in their Europa League group behind Fenerbahce and Feyenoord who are placed first and second respectively.

Despite the early season struggles, Mourinho does not believe he has let the fans down with the effort his side has put in.

“We let them down a couple of times with a couple of really bad performances, but we never let them down with the commitment, the effort, the enthusiasm, the results are not phenomenal but they understood clearly what the team is trying to achieve. I don’t think that playing bad the future can be bright, I think playing well the future can be bright.

“We are in a situation the team is happy with how we are playing and the structure and the dynamic and principles of our football.”


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