Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he is enjoying his work at Chelsea and hinted he may continue working in the game for another two decades.Despite his side’s position at the top of the Premier League table and their Capital One Cup success earlier this month, Mourinho has often appeared to be frustrated by what he has persistently claimed to be a campaign being waged against him and his team to halt their collective ambitions.
Yet Mourinho stressed he is still motivated to achieve so much more in the game.
“I have a job, I want to succeed, try to do the best all the time,” he said. “Fight against the defeat, try to win again. I think it’s the nature of our job.
“If you don’t have this passion for the job, this desire to get results, then you have all the reasons to stop. If I don’t stop and if I think I want to work 15 or 20 more years, it’s exactly because I feel that happiness.
“I have a fantastic life, a fantastic family, a good economical situation. My career is beautiful. I want to coach Portugal in a World Cup or European Championships, but if I don’t there is not a drama. I just want to carry on and enjoy many more years because I am too young.”
Mourinho went on to suggest he does not regret sparking controversy over the course of this campaign by taking on match officials and the FA, even thought it has led to punishments from the game’s authorities.
“I never regret when I express my feelings,” Mourinho insisted. “Believe me, I don’t want to spend my energy thinking about the negative decisions and the points it cost us. I just want to focus all my energy on the matches, but sometimes that is not so easy. Two months to go and in two months we can be champions.”
If Mourinho is toasting another Premier League title triumph in a few weeks time, don’t be surprised if the Chelsea boss throws his winners’ medal into the Stamford Bridge crowd once again, just as he did the last time he got his hands on the biggest prize in English football.
It was in 2006 that Mourinho tossed his Premier League medal high into the Matthew Harding stand as his side celebrated their second successive title triumph, but the mementos he keeps from such triumphant occasions are of a more unconventional variety.
“When I win titles, I buy gifts for my wife, my daughter and my son,” reveals the Chelsea boss. “For me, I buy nothing and instead, I take my watch from my wrist and I keep it. They’re in a safe box. Instead of medals or this or that, I keep a watch.
“Some people keep medals, but when I finish a season with a trophy, that season is represented with a watch. I have 21 watches in boxes at home.”