Cape Town - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted his frustration at being cooped up in a hotel, ahead of Wednesday's EFL Cup clash with Manchester City.
The Portuguese tactician has been living apart from his family since linking up with the Red Devils in the off-season, and is seemingly not any closer to securing a permanent residence in the area.
Mourinho says his family is happy and settled in the London area, which has given him plenty of time to reflect on his situation.
And, with the paparazzi constantly hounding him every time he leaves his hotel, Mourinho admits his current situation is a "bit of a disaster".
"For me it's a bit of a disaster because I want sometimes to walk a little bit and I can't," he told Sky Sports.
"I just want to cross the bridge and go for a restaurant. I can't, so it is really bad."
When asked if he had considered buying a house in Manchester, he said: "Buy a house? I do not know, I do not know.
"The reality is that my daughter will be 20 next week, my son will be 17 in a couple of months.
"They are very stable. University in London. Football in London. Friends. So they are in an age where they can't chase me like they did before.
"So for the first time the family lives in a different way. We try to feel it, we try to see the evolution of our feelings and see how we cope with the situation.
"But I have my apps and I can ask for food to also be delivered, which I do sometimes. You know the history of the paparazzi, for the hotel and the brand that sponsors me, the clothes brand, is amazing because they are there every day.
"Everybody knows the name of the hotel! Everybody knows the last arrivals of that brand! So for them, it is amazing."