Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken out his emotional words wishing his assistant manager Rui Faria to have a successful career as a full manager.
Faria, who has been working with Mourinho for 17 years, has announced on Saturday evening that he will step down as compatriot’s assistant.
Both Portuguese men have been together since July 2001 when Mourinho took over at Portuguese side Uniao de Leiria.
However, the 42-year-old has announced that has now decided to go it alone since next season.
Faria, who is said to be in contention to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, has now opted to be independent in a coaching career.
The assistant coach has stood by Mourinho during both the brightest and darkest days The No 2 to Mourinho has expressed his desire to spend more time with his family Mourinho (right) bid farewell to his ‘brother’ after the announcement was made on Saturday S Words : daily mail #RuiFaria @josemourinho #mourinho #josemourinho #mou #josémourinho #jose_mourinho #mufc #manutd #manchesterunited #manu #ggmu #reddevils #manunited #special_one #the_special_one #jm #manutdfans
“Seventeen years… in Leiria, Porto, London, Milan, Madrid, London again and Manchester. Training, playing, travelling, studying, laughing and also a few tears of happiness,” Mourinho told the club’s official website.
“Seventeen years and the kid is now a man. The intelligent student is now a football expert, ready for a successful career as a manager.”
“I will miss my friend and that is the hardest thing for me. But his happiness is more important. And, of course, I respect his decision, especially because I know that we will always be together. Be happy, brother!
Rui Faria akan meninggalkan United pada akhir musim ini. Setelah setia selama 17 tahun menjadi asisten Jose Mourinho . Gosip sebagai manajer Arsenal atau suksesor Arsene Wenger memang sempat berhembus, walau Rui Faria sendiri mengatakan akan istirahat sementara waktu dan prioritaskan keluarga sebelum kembali ke dunia sepakbola
Having started off his career as a fitness coach, Faria later became the assistant coach at Chelsea and now he is an assistant manager at United.
The Portuguese has won 25 trophies with Mourinho in five clubs from different leagues.