Mourinho: My Man United future is not on the agenda

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The Portuguese says that he does not need a new deal to "work to his limits" and admits it's possible he could be tempted with a move elsewhere

Jose Mourinho insists he is in no rush to sign a contract extension as the Manchester United boss is content to serve out his three-year deal before entering negotiations.

Red Devils 11/2 to win 2-0 Saturday

Reports have linked the former Real Madrid boss with extending his stay at Old Trafford following the club's flying start to the campaign, but the 54-year-old distanced himself from such speculation.

Having guided United to the EFL Cup and Europa League title last season, the 2017-18 campaign has started with three Premier League wins on the bounce, but that does not mean Mourinho is eyeing a more long-term commitment. 

"I don't think about it," he told The Times when quizzed on the prospect of penning fresh terms. "I don't need a new contract to work to my limits.

"I don't have a problem to arrive at the end of my contract and be free to decide what I want to do and the club free to decide what they want to do.

"In the past I always wanted to coach in different places. When I came to Chelsea in 2004 I never thought to stay for 20 years. Never.

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"When I went to Italy I always had in mind I had to go to Spain. If in this moment now you ask me can I go to France or to Germany, I say: 'Why not? Why not?'.

"But I'm in a different moment in my career now. I always had Spain and Italy [as places where he hoped to manage], but England is my passion and at this moment I can say I would like to stay many years."

United return to top-flight action with a trip to Stoke City on Saturday before kicking off the Champions League group stage with the visit of Basel.

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