Manchester United fans are panicking after Jose Mourinho announced he would not be signing a new contract with the Old Trafford club.
The Portuguese tactician, Mourinho has been linked with the Paris Saint-Germain job in recent weeks, was asked to clear up speculation over his future.
“I think you English media have the answer,” said Mourinho. “One day it says I am going to sign a five-year contract, £1billion-per-season. The next day you say I am leaving to go to PSG. That is the answer.
“Nothing is happening, I am not signing a new five-year contract and I am not leaving for PSG. I am not leaving United. I have a contract and that is it.”
He added: “I have my contract which ends in June 2019. We are in October 2017 so I don’t know what to say.
“I told people, and it is true, that I am not going to end my career at United. How is it possible in modern football that any manager lasts 15/20 years in the same club. Wenger is the last one.
“I think I’m going to be in football 15 years more minimum, it is impossible to stay that long at one club.
“If my career was ending in three, four, five years then yes, I would end my career at United. Yes, it’s true that I haven’t signed a new contract; but I’m also not thinking about leaving either.”
His final words on the matter will come as some comfort to United fans, who are keen to keep hold of the talented Portuguese.
But it seems more than a few are a little worried that Mourinho’s mind is elsewhere, and are confused why he felt the need to announce he won’t be signing a new deal.