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How I laughed when I read this. Could it get any more condescending from the Twatograph?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/27/wanted-city-centre-flat-in-manchester-grand-enough-for-jose-mour/


Wanted: city centre flat in Manchester grand enough for Jose Mourinho

Modesty has never been Jose Mourinho’s strongest suit, so the new boss of Manchester United can hardly be expected to live in a humble abode when he moves to the north west.

Yet finding a property that is quite special enough for the Special One might be a struggle, according to estate agents who are poised by their phones hoping for his call.

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

Manchester, however, is not Milan, Madrid or London, and has a distinct shortage of city centre flats to suit Mourinho’s budget. The Portuguese will earn £12 million per year at Old Trafford – or £32,876 per day – but the most expensive flats on the market are around £6,000 per month, the sort of money Mourinho could lose down the back of the sofa.

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.

“He is used to living in much bigger cities, and Manchester just doesn’t have the sort of properties he is going to want. There just isn’t the demand. All the people who could afford luxury flats, like footballers, live out of town because it’s very easy to commute.”

A source close to Mourinho 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 in the papers about him looking at mansions in Cheshire but that’s way wide of the mark.”

Mourinho currently lives with his Angolan-born wife Matilde “Tami” Faria, their daughter Matilde, 20, who is at college in London, and son Jose Jr, 16, who is on the books of Fulham FC’s academy as a goalkeeper. They will carry on living in the family’s £10 million five-storey, seven-bedroom townhouse in Belgravia while Mourinho commutes to and from the north west.

The most likely place for Mourinho to start flat-hunting is the 48-storey Beetham Tower, where the biggest flats cost between £4,000 - £6,000 per month. He will have to forget about the penthouse, however, as the architect, Ian Simpson, kept the top two floors for himself.

Phil Neville, the former Manchester United midfielder, owns a three-storey flat in the block, which costs £15,000 per month to rent, but is not thought to be currently available.

Other possibilities include No.1 Deansgate, built as part of the city’s redevelopment after the 1996 IRA bombing, the Grade II listed Century Buildings and the glass and steel Great Northern Tower.

Once he has found somewhere to live, Mourinho will, at least, be able to indulge his passion for films, and is likely to visit the Home cinema, theatre and arts complex, famed for showing off-beat independent and foreign films, including some in Portuguese.

Daniel Pyke, box office supervisor, said: “Juan Mata [the United midfielder] sometimes comes in to watch films in Spanish, and we have a Spanish and Latin film season once a year that Jose might like. We do also get some films in Portuguese.

“You can take a drink from the bar into the cinema with you, so he could drink a glass of red wine while he was watching something. I don’t know if the wine we sell is quite as expensive as what he’s used to though.”

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he could always rent a suite at the Lowry

or Van gaals old gaf in Bowdon

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59477207.html

This may suit him. Pretentious & over priced.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54277105.html

If he prefers a period townhouse style (he seems to) then this one just round the corner from David gill would be my choice

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53273506.html

Better still, stay in London or even better still, go back to Madrid. he wont be staying long in any event.

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he could always rent a suite at the Lowry

or Van gaals old gaf in Bowdon

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59477207.html

This may suit him. Pretentious & over priced.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54277105.html

If he prefers a period townhouse style (he seems to) then this one just round the corner from David gill would be my choice

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53273506.html

Better still, stay in London or even better still, go back to Madrid. he wont be staying long in any event.

Don't let it get to you

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He should live in Liverpool and commute :D . There is at least one billionaire who has a very nice apartment in the Albert Dock.

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Don't let it get to you

That's very funny and I admit perfectly apt.

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