Jose Mourinho has suggested that it is no longer possible to spend an extended amount of time at a club.
After spending 22 years at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger decided to call it time the last year. The French manager joined the Gunners in 1996 and helped the team win a plethora of trophies, including the ‘invincible’ Premier League title.
In a similar vein, Sir Alex Ferguson quit Manchester United in 2013, a couple of years after celebrating the silver jubilee with his team. Sir Alex, just like Arsene Wenger, played a significant role in turning Manchester United into the global brand they are today.
But Jose Mourinho feels that a long term career at a single club is not possible in the present days.
“Twenty years in a club? I don’t think it’s possible,” Mourinho said.
“Modern life, new technologies, social media – I think everything has an influence, even people’s mentality, faster relations, getting tired easily, so many things that are changing.
“Not [just] football but [these things] are changing the world and the perception of things that I think Wenger was the last ‘man/one’. It’s a bad thing for us.
“We have to adapt and we have to try to prove that we are the man for the job. We have to fight for our job every day,” Mourinho claimed.
“I think the times where people know the job is going to be mine for X amount of years [are gone]. You have to fight for your job every day. Not just with the football results but with everything you do in the club.
“I think it’s normal. It happens in society in so many areas. I can imagine even yourself in your newspaper and your radio you have to not just sleep on what you did previously. I think you have to show every day you have that you are the guy for the job, I think it’s just life,” Jose Mourinho was quoted by Four Four Two.