Jose Mourinho has insisted he isn’t the "monster" he used to be portrayed to be when he joined Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho has insisted he isn’t the "monster" he was once portrayed to be when he joined Manchester United.
Mourinho changed into the first United manager to win a trophy in his first season at previous Trafford when he amassed the League Cup with final week’s interesting three-2 win towards Southampton at Wembley.
And he’s going to be aiming for more silverware when he takes United’s problem within the Europa League to Russian side Rostov.
Mourinho arrived at old Trafford having been sacked from Chelsea final season after a toxic fallout that involved the dismissal of a membership doctor and alleged disagreements within the dressing room.
but the United supervisor was adamant nobody at previous Trafford notion him an ogre.
"i believe Man United have learnt i am not the monster folks say i am," he mentioned Friday.
"i’m no longer this kind of bad man, an arrogant man, a tough particular person to work with, as a minimum except now no person at the coaching ground runs away once I arrive!
"So i feel i am higher than you (the media) think — people are rather chuffed to have me round and to work with me," the Portuguese brought at a news conference.
"the connection with the avid gamers is superb, and the relationship with my owners and my board i do not assume is simply professional, it’s also one in all trust and one that goes further than the contract, the supervisor, the owner, the board, so i’m satisfied.
"My feeling is individuals are satisfied however my contract is three years, not seven or eight months and i would like evolution and improvement."
Mourinho’s signing of Zlatan Ibrahamovic was an impressed transfer, with the 35-yr-old already having scored 26 targets this season, including two in final week’s ultimate.
And the United boss believes the Swedish striker will stay, as the club seem to be to exercise the 12-month choice when his contract expires on the end of the season.
"i feel Zlatan will be elementary in the second 12 months of this group and i feel he is keen to stay," said Mourinho, who prior to now managed Ibrahimovic at Italian giants Inter Milan.
"I see him staying with us for the reason that preliminary settlement was for him to return for 12 months plus us having the option. it’s been an amazingly a success year for him.
"it’s not relevant what’s going to happen except the top of the season however the choice of targets he’s scored, the trophy he gained, the influence he had, the 2 instances he played within the cathedral (Wembley) is more than sufficient to imagine him a hit at Man United."
Mourinho, whose side continue their bid for a prime-4 finish in the finest League at dwelling to Bournemouth on Saturday, introduced: "I only need players who need to keep 100% but my emotions are he (Ibrahimovic) is actually happy with himself, he’s comfortable with the success of his situation, so I see him staying with us."
however Mourinho was once less certain about the way forward for Wayne Rooney, who has been courted by former membership Everton after being linked with a extremely profitable transfer to the chinese super League.
"i am telling you all of the speak about Everton for me makes nonsense," mentioned Mourinho.
"What I got from Wayne was once an extraordinarily sturdy message that ‘i don’t go anyplace’, particularly China.
"The message I received used to be ‘I need to battle and lend a hand this workforce in every single one’, so until the top of the season he’s 100% with us.
"next season 100% I would like him to be with us but i do not give you 100% (assurances) and that i just like the players to feel free and now not just to be with me because i want them with me."