Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has perhaps given a startling insight into how tenuous his current position is at the club by confirming that he won’t be finishing his managerial career at Stamford Bridge.
The Portuguese tactician has come in for some serious criticism this season after a poor start sees them lying in 16th place in the table, collecting eight points.
Amid all of this, Mourinho has released a book, which at this point in time should be the least of his concerns. This has proved to be a smoke screen for the revelation that he doesn’t think that he will finish his career at the club, and has insisted that he is open to a return to former side Inter Milan.
“I am happy I don’t have an electronic tag. I also think that £50,000 in the world where we live today is an absolute disgrace. An absolute disgrace. And I also think that the possibility of getting a stadium ban is also something absolutely astonishing,” he said.
“More difficult for me to understand is when I compare different people with similar behaviour and similar words.
“I know my English is not perfect – just good enough to work in this country – but the difference between “afraid” and “weak and naive” is £50,000 and a one-match stadium ban.
“So, now we know. One, we can push people in the technical area, no problem. The word ‘afraid’ is a hard punishment. But to say the referee was ‘weak and naive’, referring to one of the top referees in Europe, we can do.
“The only good thing of this last decision by the FA is that every manager in this country can write in a little book and, when he goes to the press conference, he knows that “afraid” costs £50,000. “Weak and naïve”, you can use.
And that words are more important than aggression in this country. It’s good for everyone and it’s the only reason I can still walk in London without an electronic tag.’
“Can I stay 15 more years at Chelsea? I don’t think so. I don’t think modern football allows it, so normally I will not finish my career at Chelsea. I would like to, but I don’t think it’s possible. So go back to Inter? Why not?”
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