- There is growing concern Jose Mourinho might leave the club
- Staff say he has withdrawn more into the inner sanctum of his coaching team
- The Portuguese manager has been spending less and less time in Manchester
Senior figures at Manchester United are said to have "growing concern" that Jose Mourinho will resign as manager at the end of the current campaign.
The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ has watched as his side have fallen 15 points adrift of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City and are now in a battle to finish in the top four.
According to the Daily Mail, the 54-year-old has become "an increasingly detached figure, withdrawing more into the inner sanctum of his own coaching team and spending even less time than usual in Manchester" of late.
Mourinho has a family home in London and stays in a hotel when working in Manchester, but the sheer number of journeys south has become troubling for some at United.
They have questioned why he has not made a permanent move to Manchester now that his children have moved out.
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Two months ago, big-spending Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain were said to be preparing a summer approach for Mourinho, who has 18 months remaining on his existing deal at Old Trafford.
Mourinho has been increasingly tetchy in his press conferences since defeat in the Manchester derby let City escape at the top of the table, and many at the club now fear his constant desire to escape Manchester could soon become permanent.
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