Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he intends staying at Old Trafford for a minimum of three years despite that being the longest he has stayed with a club.
The Portuguese boss joined the Red Devils last summer replacing Louis Van Gaal who finished fifth in the league and won the FA Cup.
The former chelsea coach has his side battling for Champions League qualification – either through finishing in the top four or more likely winning the Europa League – while already securing the League Cup and Community Shield.
He says if he can bring back the level of success that has been missing since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2014 then he predicts a lengthy stay at club.
“(A minimum of) Three years, I think I will be here, I think the club understood the necessity to give stability to all levels,” Mourinho said in an interview with Portuguese TV channel SIC.
“I believe if we do that, even without a massive success, which is harder in football, even more so in England, but with some type of success, I see myself staying here if they want me to stay.
“If they want me to stay I will stay, but like I say, we both need to be happy. I’m not a type of person to be at a club 10, 15 years, without real success.
“I need to have true success, my life is like that, I need that pride and happiness. In all honesty, I would like things to go well and be here many years.”
United have been the dominant force of the Premier League era, winning 13 titles and two Champions League, but in recent times they have falling down the pecking order and Mourinho reckons they were blind sided by other clubs.