The France global has been linked with a move away from the club, with Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur mooted as possible destinations.
"I've had a decent career, I've been a decent player but coaching is a whole different ball game".
"Moving forward I will organize my coaching staff in a way where the assistant manager figure doesn't exist", Mourinho said.
That was the 20th direct meeting between the two managers, giving Guardiola a 10th win with six draws, although Mourinho did delay City's title celebrations when United hit back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 an extraordinary return game last month. "He had treatment in the morning at the training ground and he stayed away".
United, along with their FA Cup final opponents Chelsea, were interested in landing the 26-year-old last summer, but the Italian champions were reluctant to sell. "It's something I'm interested in, it's something I've thought about in recent times but I'm not getting ahead of myself. We had better performances than results", he said.
In their two seasons together in England, relations have been more restrained than the occasional immoderacy that characterised their time as respective managers of Barcelona and Real Madrid. And the reality of the numbers is that between second and fifth, there is three or four or five points, I don't know.
"I'm sure the owner will try to improve the level of the squad and the team, try to improve the position in the table".