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Man United boss Jose Mourinho has enjoyed a successful managerial career though he has experienced his own downturn which is obviously past of the requirements of life. But the word “long-term” is not synonymous with the Portuguese coach when it comes to managing a club.
From Porto where he won his first Champions League trophy in 2014, he has never spent up to four years at a club. He has managed quite a number of top-flight clubs in major leagues across Europe – Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan, Real Madrid and now Man United.
He spent two full seasons in his first spell at Chelsea before his unceremonious sack in September 2007. His next point of call was Inter Milan in 2008 and left immediately after winning the Champions League in 2010 to resume as Real Madrid boss.
Three years at the helms of affairs at the Spanish club came to end as he returned to Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and guided them to the Premier League triumph the following season but he was sacked again seven months after. He was out of job till he resumed as Man United coach this year July, signing a three year contract.
He has endured a mixed life at United but things have started to change favourably recently and Mourinho claimed he “doesn’t want to leave” and his exit will only be determined by club’s hierarchy.
If Mourinho’s words are anything to come by, the Premier League could witness another long-term managers after Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.
Ferguson spent 26 years at Old Trafford before retiring in 2013 and Wenger clocked 20 years at Arsenal in October. Obviously Mourinho can not spend up to ten years at a club, the highest, probably maybe 5 years.