Mourinho: No “internal conflict” in my next job

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho has promised to join a club where there is no internal conflict in his next managerial assignment.

Mourinho apparently lost the dressing room in his final season at Manchester United and was finally booted out after losing 3-1 to Liverpool at Anfield in December.

The Portuguese manager has since learned from the experience and vowed to join a club without a history of internal wrangles.

“I don’t want an internal conflict,” the 56-year-old revealed via Sky. “I want internal empathy.

“I want to work in a club that understands there is a structure in place.

“During my career, I have been working in every possible circumstance. The most successful situations are not because of the structure but because of the empathy in the structure.”

Mourinho has masterminded success stories at United, Chelsea (twice), Real Madrid and Inter. And he is now keen to join “a club that is not ready to be a trophy-hunter immediately but with the ambition to be a trophy-hunter.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Assistant coach Michael Carrick looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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He added: “If it is a club without ambition I wouldn’t go. I refused [the job offer] because I want high-level football and ambitions at the highest level.

“That is my second item [of requirement]. My first item is structural empathy. I want to work with people that I love. People I want to work with, that I am happy to work with, with whom I share the same ideas.

“It was what I had at Inter. There are clubs like this. Normally, that is a very important part of a successful club.”

Reports are rife Ligue 1 may be a likely destination especially if PSG fails to land the much-awaited Champions League title


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