Friday 30 September 2016

Mourinho set to struggle in hunt for home

Gordon Rayner

Published 28/05/2016 | 02:30

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Modesty has never been Jose Mourinho's strongest suit, so the new Manchester United boss can hardly be expected to live in a humble abode when he moves to England's North West.

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Yet finding a property that is special enough for the Special One might be a struggle, according to local estate agents.

Sources close to Mourinho insist that he wants to live in the city centre, and will be looking to rent a luxury flat as his base, while his wife and children remain in London.

He will earn £12m (€15.7m) a year at Old Trafford - or £32,876 (€43,000) per day - but the most expensive flats to rent are £6,000 per month.

Ged McPartlin, sales director for Manchester estate agency Ascend Properties, said: "There are only three or four developments that are likely to suit his taste, and even then there aren't really any huge flats in them."

A source close to Mourinho (left) said: "If you look at where he's lived before, it's always been city centres. That's what he likes. There have been stories about him looking at mansions in Cheshire, but that's way wide of the mark."

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