still left Jose Mourinho for a moment, or that’s what the Portuguese coach implied when he was asked about his retirement from the bench. He himself set his ‘retirement plan’ in 60 years (he’s 59), although he seems to have reconsidered because of statements which he dropped during his award ceremony at the event Quinas de Oro 2022on the back of Roma’s first European title in 61 years, after winning the UEFA Conference League last season.
“These 22 years have passed quickly, but I want to continue, I feel better, I’m strong and motivated. I want to win, I don’t want to lose, nothing has changed. My hair color, yes, even if it’s wrinkled, but I want go on. Not for another 22 years, because there is no time, but for a few more years”.
for his words, Mourinho let’s understand that he still has a rope for a while -or, at least, “for a few more years”– although this time he didn’t dare to mark the age range. Perhaps his next step is to take the position of selectora role he had never played, and to which he had already admitted his own desire to do so when he was asked about it, that he was still the manager of Tottenham in September 2020.
“Yes, I want to train a national team, I want to live the experience of a World Cup and a European Championship, the feeling of a short competition. Do it in Portugal? On the one hand, yes, this is my heart. But it’s very difficult to do it in the country where you were born.”
Undoubtedly, it is a position that will give him more freedom and allow him to close an enviable career, having won 26 trophies in charge of nine different teams: benfica, Union of Leiria, Port, Chelsea (on two occasions), Inter Milan, real Madrid, Man Utd, Tottenham Y Rome.
Source: La Verdad