Jose Mourinho reveals why he REFUSED to watch Man Utd vs PSG - and drops hint over next job

By Mirror: Monday, February 18th 2019 at 09:56 GMT +3 | Sports
Ex-Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho [Courtesy]

Jose Mourinho says he didn't watch Manchester United's Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain because he is too familiar with the players.

United took on the Ligue 1 giants last Tuesday in their first European match since Mourinho was sacked and replaced by interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian had enjoyed a run of 10 wins and a draw from his 11 matches in charge in all competitions, but tasted defeat for the first time as Old Trafford boss as his side went down 2-0 courtesy of strikes from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe.

Mourinho was spotted talking in Lille's Ligue 1 match at home to Montpellier on Sunday [Courtesy]

That has left United facing a huge uphill task in the second leg in France next month, but Mourinho is already on that side of the English Channel.

The Portuguese was spotted talking in Lille's Ligue 1 match at home to Montpellier on Sunday, and was asked what he thought of PSG's win after the game.

“No, I didn’t watch it," Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.

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"I watch Manchester United games from time to time, but I prefer to watch other leagues. The Premier League, I know every player in it.”

Mourinho was then asked if he'd like to coach in France one day, and gave a positive response.

“I can imagine myself as a coach in Ligue 1,” he said.

“I am a man who has worked in four different countries, I like to know and learn other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.

“For now I'm calm, I try to live better with my family and friends and I work to get the right opportunity to go back to training.

“Two to three months [without a job] is okay, afterwards it's more difficult. I hope to have the opportunity to come back stronger.

“My project is my project as a person and coach, to improve myself, to be better, to think all days about my profession, which is also a passion. But this is not the time to talk with clubs.”

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