English Premiership

Mourinho: No United deal

2016-04-11 15:45
Jose Mourinho (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that there is no contract in place which will see him become Manchester United boss ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Mourinho has been without a job since he was sacked by the Blues in December, and has repeatedly been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with United failing to hit the desired heights under Louis van Gaal, despite extensive activity in the transfer market.

However, while Mourinho has once again underlined his desire to return to management, he has dismissed reports that he has signed a deal with the Red Devils.

"[Van Gaal] is my friend, I worked with him for a few years," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club.

"I am not in a position to turn [jobs] down, I am in a position to analyse. I am in a position to be open to any club or national team.

"I have to be honest, if possible I would prefer a club but I must analyse to see what is best for my career and to be back with everything I have.

"I would prefer [to be in England]. I love the country, I love the football here, my family is very stable and happy.

"If possible yes, it would be my first choice."

Mourinho was recently linked with the role of Syria national coach, but he decided against taking up the position.

A statement from Mourinho's representatives said that while he was "honoured to receive the invitation" from the war-torn nation's federation he was unable to accept the offer.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.