Jose Mourinho admits his retirement is approaching despite promise to continue ‘a few more years’

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‘Nothing has changed – the color of my hair, yes, even the wrinkles – but I want to continue’: Jose Mourinho promises to continue ‘a few more years’… but the Roma boss admits his career has been ruined end nears end when he is 60 . approaches

  • Jose Mourinho admits he’s only ‘a few years’ away from retirement
  • The 59-year-old has made a legacy as one of the greatest coaches of all time
  • But four months before his 60th birthday, he admits his career is coming to an end

Jose Mourinho admits he has only “a few years” to go before the curtain may fall on his management career.

Mourinho, 59, is one of the most successful coaches of modern times, winning numerous league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal and winning the Champions League twice.

Recent years have been less fruitful for the ‘special’, who finds himself with Roma and with only the Europa Conference League title to be seen for his last five seasons in the dugout.

Jose Mourinho admits he only has ‘a few more years’ to go before he retires

Many have wondered whether, four months before his 60th birthday, Mourinho should devote time to his managerial career and ride into the sunset.

But while admitting his retirement isn’t too far around the corner, the man himself has revealed that there are still a few years to go before any thought is given to it.

“These 22 years have gone by quickly, but I want to continue,” Mourinho said at the 2022 Quinas de Ouro event.

“I feel good, I feel strong, motivated, I like winning, I hate losing, nothing has changed.

Mourinho has already cemented a legacy as one of the greatest coaches of modern times

Mourinho has already cemented a legacy as one of the greatest coaches of modern times

But four months before his 60th birthday, the Portuguese admits that his retirement is not far away

But four months before his 60th birthday, the Portuguese admits that his retirement is not far away

“The color of my hair, yes, even the wrinkles, but I want to keep going.

“Not for another 22 years, because there is no time, but for a few more years.”

Roma are sixth in Serie A after winning four of their first seven games this season, a position where they finished last year.

Mourinho won the UEFA Europa Conference League with Roma last season, their first European trophy in 61 years

Mourinho won the UEFA Europa Conference League with Roma last season, their first European trophy in 61 years

After adding Paulo Dybala and Nemanja Matic to their ranks over the summer, they are expected to build on that this season, but Mourinho firmly believes his squad will surpass in 2021-22.

“Last season we did what nobody expected, this year we will try to do better,” he said. “We don’t have the same economic potential as our rivals.

‘We had a €7m [£6.1m] transfer market, but we have quality, passion, a lot of people who like to work together, that’s important, and then we’ll see at the end of the season.”

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