‘People think I am tired’ – 57-year-old Mourinho talks future plans and Brazil national job

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Jose Mourinho has now been the Tottenham head coach for almost five months, as he looks to progress from the Pochettino era to a new trophy-winning period.

The Special One still has more than three years remaining on his current Spurs deal, although he has only ever managed four seasons in charge of a club once in his career.

Mourinho managed two seasons at Porto, followed by four at Chelsea, two at Inter Milan, three at Real Madrid, three more at Chelsea, and three at Manchester United (Wikipedia).

However, in that time, the Portuguese head coach has won silverware wherever he has gone, including Champions Leagues, league titles, and cups.

Spurs fans will be hoping for more of the same in North London, as the Lilywhites have been without a trophy since their League Cup win in 2008.

During an interview with Fox Sports Brasil’s Expediente Futebol show, Mourinho revealed that people think he is tired but he has many years left in him as a manager. He even responded to whether he would manage Brasil one day.

On the latter, he said: “In football, I think you can never say: ‘I will never drink this water’. You never know what’s going to happen.

“I left Portugal in 2004 and haven’t gone back yet. There are those who expect me to return to train the Portuguese team one day, and I can’t even say yes or no.

“One thing I say is, I’m 57 years old, and that’s not enough for a coach. People think I’m tired because I’ve been in this high dimension for many years, but I’m tired of being home now due to the Coronavirus, I’m not tired of training and playing.

“If God is willing and gives me health, I will have many years ahead of me and I do not say I will not drink this water. At that moment it is difficult to say yes, but it is also impossible to say no [to managing in Brazil].”

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