Jose Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes insists his client is “fully committed” to Manchester United and has no intention of leaving Old Trafford any time soon.
Given his side’s Premier League struggles, the Portuguese’s future and happiness has rarely been far from the spotlight in recent months.
Mourinho is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next top-flight manager to leave their post.
That story may be behind agent Mendes’ surprise – and rare – statement clarifying his client’s status ahead of today’s Premier League clash against Fulham.
“There have been more rumours of Mourinho leaving United,” Mendes said in a statement released to Press Association Sport. “It’s totally untrue.
“Jose is very happy at the club and the club is very happy with him. He has a long-term contract with Manchester United and is fully committed to the club in building a solid winning project.”
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Mendes’ comment comes at an interesting time, especially given Mourinho’s agent did not publicly respond to the report that he would be sacked irrespective of the outcome of October’s clash with Newcastle.
The 55-year-old has a contract with United until 2020, with an option for a further year, after signing a new and improved deal in January.