Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has labeled his stay in the Lowry Hotel in Manchester for the last 5 months ‘a disaster’, saying he would prefer to be close to his family who already have a settled life in London.
Mourinho admitted that he will like to have a house in Manchester if it’ll mean avoiding photographers who normally disturb him for photos but that he wouldn’t want to uproot his family from London.
Manchester United fear Jose Mourinho’s distance from his family could affect him psychologically but will not pressurize him to leave the Lowry hotel where some members of his staff live and even new signings like Paul Pogba live at the moment.
According to the Daily Mail, Mourinho already has a detailed plan where he plans scheduled visits to see his family in London but surprisingly on Sunday after losing to Chelsea, followed the Man U team straight back to Manchester rather than stay a little with his family like he would have normally done.
Buy a house? I do not know,’ he said in a pre Capital One Cup press conference.
‘The reality is that my daughter will be 20 next week, my son will be 17 in a couple of months. They are very stable. University in London. Football in London. Friends. In an age where they can’t chase me like they did before. For the first time the family lives in a different way. We see how we cope with the situation. But maybe if I can get a good apartment – not these giant houses, I will never buy that – with a good connection from the garage to the apartment, maybe I do it. But I can’t cook!
‘For the hotel and the clothes brand that sponsors me, it is amazing because they (the photographers) are there every day. Everybody knows the name of the hotel. Everybody knows the last arrivals of that brand. For me, it’s a bit of a disaster because I want sometimes to walk a little bit and I can’t. I just want to cross the bridge and go to a restaurant. I can’t, so it’s really bad. But I have my apps and I can ask for food to also be delivered, which I do sometimes!’