Jose Mourinho is struggling to adapt to life in Manchester after taking the manager’s job at Old Trafford this summer, saying his living arrangements are “a disaster”.
The former Chelsea boss is currently living in the Lowry Hotel on the edge of the city, leaving his wife and two children behind in London.
Mourinho says he’s unable to leave the hotel due to the amount of paparazzi following his every move, much to Mourinho’s chagrin.
In an interview with Sky Sports ahead of tonight’s EFL Cup derby clash with Manchester City, the Portuguese said: “Buy a house? I do not know… I do not know.
“But the reality is that my daughter (Matilde) will be 20 next week. My son (Jose Jr) will be 17 in a couple of months. They are very stable… university in London, football in London, friends.
“So, they are at an age where they can’t chase me like they did before. So, for the first time, the family lives in a different way. We try to feel it, we try to see the evolution of our feelings and see how we cope with the situation.
“But maybe, if I can get a good apartment… not these giant houses that the press says I’m going to buy. I will never buy that. But if I find a nice apartment with a good connection from the garage to the apartment, maybe I do it – but I can’t cook!”
You know the history of the paparazzi,” he added. “For the hotel and the brand that sponsors me, the clothes brand, it’s amazing because they are there every day.
“Everybody knows the name of the hotel. Everybody knows the last arrivals of that brand. So, for them, it is amazing.
“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 is really bad.
“But I have my apps and I can ask for food to also be delivered, which I do sometimes.”