Mourinho, who was named as Louis van Gaal’s successor last week, is also intent on managing Man United in the long-term.
However, Mourinho has never been in one place for more than three full seasons over the course of his career. The longest he has lasted was at Chelsea during his first tenure, when he served three full terms before being sacked in September 2007.
Mourinho had spoken of establishing a similar ‘dynasty’ at Chelsea upon his return in 2013 but he was sacked again last year following a disastrous Premier League title defence.
United are still keen for someone to emulate Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements at the club. The Scot turned the club into a world force during a 26-year period in charge.
It was hoped that David Moyes would be that man when Ferguson retired but the former Everton boss was sacked after just 34 games in charge. Meanwhile, van Gaal left two years into a three-year deal.
The idea of Mourinho staying long-term is certainly a tantalising one but perhaps it would be best to see how the team progresses under him first.