JOSE MOURINHO wants Tottenham to be his last job in English football and has targeted matching Mauricio Pochettino’s five-and-a-half years in charge.
The 56-year-old (pictured) replaced his friend in the Spurs dugout following Pochettino’s ruthless sacking earlier this week.
It is his fourth role in this country following two stints at Chelsea and one at Manchester United and Mourinho is keen to make it his last before retiring to Portugal.
He will have to break a recent trend for that to happen, though, as none of his last four jobs have lasted longer than three seasons.
Asked whether this will be his last managerial role in this country, he replied: ‘I would love that to be the case. I would love to stay for many years.
‘I say many years but I know realistically how football is.
‘If I could do a Mauricio for five-and-a-half years, it would be amazing. I would be 61 — then 10 more years. Vitoria Setubal in Portugal maybe the last job.’
The Portuguese has also walked into is the stand-off between the club and contract rebels Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
All three are out of contract in the summer and can start talking to foreign clubs about a summer move in a matter of weeks.
None of them looked set to sign new deals under Pochettino and Mourinho says he has not had time to address the situation yet.
‘It is too early. Early days. I have no time for individual cases,’ he said. ‘I don’t know how I can influence or try to influence. I did not have time.
‘I did not have time. Mr Levy did not have time to go around this.
‘The first thing is for the players to feel good and if they are going to leave in January, if they are going to leave in June, or if they are going to sign a new contract, I think everything has to be based on feeling good.’