Jose Mourinho Has Revealed How Long He'll Manage Manchester United For... And We Don't Believe Him

He's angling for that Ferguson legacy

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A calm and reasoned man who is by no means prone to hysteria nor hyperbole, Jose Mourinho has given us an estimate for how long he believes that he'll be in the big seat at Manchester United... and we don't really believe him to be quite honest with you.

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The kind of manager who absolutely thrives on getting under people's skin, a trait that typically results in gargantuan internal fallouts after about two seasons, Jose says that he's looking to spend at least 15 years at Manchester United.

"I am ready for this," he told ESPN. "I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not?

"I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say - that we have to win - but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.

"But what I try to do in the club is show that my work goes further than the football results, that it goes to areas that people don't think of as a manager's job.

"In my vision, my job is much more than what I do on the pitch and the results that my team gets at the weekend.

It's worth bearing in mind that Jose said almost the exact same thing just before being dismissed from Chelsea under a black cloud of ignominy and in-fighting, but you can't fault him for believing that he's the man to fill Sir Alex's shoes.

"This club, for so many years, was Sir Alex (Ferguson)", he added.

"People got used to it; people understood the great consequences of that stability. After David [Moyes] and Mr. [Louis] Van Gaal, I come to my second year and hopefully I can stay and give that stability that the club wants.

"I will try, but again, I will have to try to deserve that, but that's what I try every day that I work."

Win another Community Shield and you'll be on your way, Jose.