Mourinho: My career is beautiful

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal announced this week that the Old Trafford post would be his final job but Mourinho is 11 years younger than the Dutchman and is not planning to set a retirement date any time soon.

Chelsea will face Hull on Sunday looking to extend their three point Premier League lead and Mourinho is currently very happy with his lot.

Mourinho said: ???When you have a fantastic life, a fantastic family, a good economical situation, if you don’t have this passion for the job, this desire to do things well and to get results, 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 to work, to compete, to win, to lose, to try to win again.

???My career is beautiful, I just want to carry on and enjoy many more years, because I am too young.???

A win on Sunday would leave Chelsea well-placed to claim the title and Mourinho has been feeling confident enough to reveal how he marks any trophy-winning campaigns.

“When I win titles, the gifts are for my wife, my daughter and my son,” he said.

“The only thing I do is I take my watch from my wrist and I don’t wear it again, I keep it.

“When I finish a season with a trophy, that season is represented with a watch.

“I have a big collection, they’re in a safe box. Instead of medals or this or that, I keep a watch.”

And Mourinho added that he has helped in the creation of his current timepiece.

“I designed it,??? he said. ???The company did it for me, according to my needs. It’s blue.

“In this moment, I have a deal by a sponsor. Previously, it was just a watch that I could feel comfortable with, especially as I come from the times when not every stadium had a digital clock and, even if some did, they finished at 90 minutes.”