By 90Min
October 16, 2017

Jose Mourinho has hinted at his next managerial move as well as why he never completed his proposed move to Barcelona in a recent television interview.

In an interview with Téléfoot, Mourinho spoke briefly about why a move to manage Barcelona in 2008 never materialised. As reported by Marca, when asked about managing the Catalan side, he said "These are things about my career that I prefer to keep for myself.

"Maybe I'll talk about it one day when I'm old, very old."

Mourinho's decision to not take over in Barcelona ushered in the arrival of Pep Guardiola and one of the most successful club sides in Europe in recent memory. Mourinho moved to Internazionale instead and saw great success with the Milan giants. 


Mourinho has previously coached in Barcelona, where he was the assistant to managers Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal from 1996 to 2000. In that time he helped the side win two La Liga titles and the European Cup Winners' Cup.

While he kept quiet about his past, Mourinho seemed to speak very openly about his future, and hinted at his next move after his current job at Manchester United. 

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"The only thing I can say is that I'm still a coach with concerns, ambitions and the desire to do new things," he told Téléfoot. "I'm sure I will not end my career here at Manchester United.

"The other day, my son, who lives in London, went to Paris to see a PSG match and not to Manchester. Why Paris? Because it has something special. Magic, quality,'s fantastic."

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