Jose Mourinho now aged 52 years  and wants to retire in his 70s.
Jose Mourinho now aged 52 years and wants to retire in his 70s.

 

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho considers himself a superior manager than he was a decade ago, and now plans to continue with his managerial duties until he is in his 70s.

At 52, Mourinho is fairly middle-aged as a Premier League manager, if compared with Sir Alex Ferguson who retired as Manchester United manager in 2013 aged 71. Other long-serving managers include Arsenal boss 65 year old Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrino, 61.

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“I see myself managing until I clock seventies, “Mourinho said. Not for the rest of my life but for as long as my condition is good.”

He added: “With my career experience is very vital. With players there moments when their experience has a contest with their physical conditions. For managers it’s not like that; the story is different. But now I am better than I was a decade ago. I am in progress not static.”

Meanwhile, yesterday Mourinho’s side lost the Community Shield to Arsenal 0-1.