Mourinho: I'm Not A Short-Term Manager!
Jose Mourinho: I'm Not A Short-Term Manager!
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has denied claims he is a manager built only for short-term success.
The Portuguese manager, who is yet to spend more than three years at a single club, has insisted that while he recognises that he has moved around a lot in his career, he is not a boss only for the short term.
"If people say that because I win and leave, I have to accept that because in a certain period of my career I did that," Mourinho told The Times.
"When I win the Champions League, at Porto, at Inter, I disappear. I left Real Madrid when the club wanted me to stay. The only place I was sacked was Chelsea, but always after winning the title.
"If people say that because I move from club to club, they’re right, but I don't think I am (short-termist).
"I prepare clubs for success. I think I prepare clubs in a way where, when I leave, the new manager arrives at a top club.
"And that is not short-term, even if you leave. If you’re in a club one or two years – or any job – if you leave a structure to be even more successful without you than with you, that's not short-term. That's long-term. That's long-term."
Mourinho has won 25 trophies in his managerial career so far, including eight league titles across four different countries.
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