Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he may only get three years in charge at Old Trafford if he doesn’t earn more time at the club.
The 53-year-old only took over at United this summer, but has not made the most convincing start with the Red Devils, who sit 6th in the Premier League table, nine points off leaders Chelsea.
Mourinho admits he is still reeling from his side’s draw at home to Arsenal over the weekend, and knows he will need a result in this week’s Europa League game against Feyenoord.
Speaking about his contract, Mourinho said: ‘If you ask me would I like to stay here for more time than three years, yes. I would love it. But I have to deserve that.’
United haven’t exactly shown a huge amount of stability with their managers since Sir Alex Ferguson retired after 26 years in the job at the end of the 2012/13 season.
Mourinho is the club’s third full-time manager since then following unsuccessful spells under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.