Mourinho stated decisions will be taken by committee, just as at other clubs.
“The conditions are just natural ones,” he said. “It’s nothing from the other world. There are decisions that belong to the manager in every club.
“I don’t believe in any club in the world somebody tells the manager you have to train at 9am and not 10am, or that somebody says training has to be two hours and not one hour 50 mins, or you have to play that guy instead of the other one. That’s never happened in my career. I always get respectful owners and presidents.
“When it comes to selling and buying, I’ve never decided by myself. They are decisions that belong to everybody. But there’s a financial situation and I’m not responsible for that.
“When you buy and sell, you have a group of people who must work together and I’ve done that at every club with different structures.
“At Inter there was Mr [Massimo] Moratti, the owner and the technical directors. At Real, they had Jose Angel Sanchez as a CEO and a president.
“In Porto, everything was direct with the president. I’ve never had this kind of situation and sometimes you look almost obsessed with this control — it never exists in the way you want to put it. Nobody arrives in the club and says, I sell him and him and buy him or him . . . with your money!”