Jose Mourinho may yet be sacked by Manchester United, and one upside, if any, to that is the fact he will not have the added stress of selling a house.
Mourinho has been living in Manchester for 825 days since setting up base at the Lowry Hotel on July 6, 2016, but is yet to lay down permanent roots in the city.
His family base remains in the capital as his daughter — Matilde — graduated from London’s University of Arts in the summer and his son — Jose Mourinho Jnr — played for Fulham until April 2017.
The Portuguese tactician has a contract at Old Trafford until 2020, but has still decided to remain in a hotel rather than purchase a Cheshire mansion, as is the norm.
Mourinho is often pictured on the steps of the Lowry Hotel, where he is welcomed by a doorman every time he arrives at the five-star accommodation.
He reportedly occupies one of the Riverside Suites, priced at £600 on their website which means Mourinho has shelled out around £500,000 since moving to Manchester if he has been paying the average online price.
The suites are ‘large enough for a selection of soft sofas with restful river views’ and ‘a separate lounge and dining area with a small kitchenette for the thrill of entertaining in a five star hotel’.
There is also a feel of home as there are built with a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with separate shower, an in-room bar and a safe. Tea and coffee making facilities are included, along with a fridge and coffee machine.
The Manchester United boss was said to have come close to losing his job at the weekend before his side came from two goals down to win 3-2.
He later told the press there’d been a manhunt for him in the media…interesting to see how long he survives it.
Meanwhile, the hotel bills are racking up…