Mourinho: Finish my career at Chelsea? It’s not possible.
The 52-year-old admits he wants to remain in football for another 15 years, but concedes that he is unlikely to finish his career at Stamford BridgeJose Mourinho believes he will continue coaching for another 15 years – but admits a long-term stay at Chelsea is not possible.
Speaking at the launch of a new book that covers his highly decorated first decade-and-a-half in the dugout, Mourinho was optimistic over his future in the game despite a dismal start to his side’s Premier League title defence.
Chelsea are languishing in 16th position with just eight points from as many matches – a run that prompted a public vote of confidence for Mourinho from the club in the wake of a 3-1 loss to Southampton before the international break.
When asked how long he plans to remain in football, Mourinho replied: ”It is difficult to say but if you ask me how many years I am going to coach, I would say I did 15, I have 15 more to do, if I can.
“Can I stay 15 more years at Chelsea Football Club? I don’t know, I don’t think so. I don’t think modern football allows it anymore. So normally I would not finish my career at Chelsea. I would like to, but I don’t think it’s possible.
“I think we are going to do a similar book, I hope, in 15 years’ time. What I can say I’m not going to do is a controversial book.
“The next book will have lots of chapters. The first one will be the moment I am living now, with four defeats in eight Premier League matches, with two defeats at home which is more than I had in the previous 100 matches at home.
“This will be the beginning of the next book for sure, but it will be a book with lots of good moments, lots of cups, lots of trophies. I don’t think I am going to be just 10 times a champion in my career.”