Mourinho refuses to comment on his managerial future and denies he will soon join Manchester United

A pensive-looking Jose Mourinho ponders his future at Real Madrid but refuses to comment on it in his pre-Champions League match press conference.
A pensive-looking Jose Mourinho ponders his future at Real Madrid but refuses to comment on it in his pre-Champions League match press conference.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is refusing to divulge information about his future at the club and would not confirm or deny speculation that he is set to leave the La Liga champions at the end of the season.

There have been reports in many Spanish media publications claiming that the former Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss is set to switch clubs yet again, but Mourinho suggested that he is frustrated with paper talk and would not comment on his future with Real.

“I am not going to speak about this,” Mourinho said to the world’s journalists ahead of Madrid’s match against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League.

“Speak to your colleague about it, the one who has written the story.

“Organise a meal with that person. I’m not saying a single word.”

The 49-year-old manager has enjoyed an illustrious career so far in management, but this season is not going well at all for his team and they trail big La Liga rivals Barcelona by a whopping 11 points.

The Portuguese coach responded to a question asked about whether Florentino Perez, the club’s president, was pleased with how he was managing the side.

“Ask him,” said Mourinho in response to the question.

“I don’t have to say when I spoke with the president, I don’t have to say what we spoke about. I don’t suppose the president will say anything either.

“We have a very good relationship. But I am not going to try and add to this situation.”

“I don’t want to add to the story. There is no story,” he claimed.

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was recently quoted praising the current Real manager very highly but Mourinho puts that down to the nature of their relationship and says he will not be able to manage United unless Sir Alex retires.

“Friends are like this. Friends always speak well of each other.

“His succession isn’t near. It should be in 10 years or so. He is getting better and better. He is stronger all the time. Why should he retire?”

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