Alex Ferguson wanted Mourinho, not Moyes

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Mourinho: Chelsea is what I wanted. Photo: Cordon Press.


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wanted him to take over from him when he retired.

 

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But Mourinho says that Ferguson knew that he wanted to go to Stamford Bridge.

In a Sun Sport interview Portuguese Mourinho said: “I spoke with Sir Alex when my Real Madrid team knocked United out of the Champions League last season and I told him what I wanted to do – that Chelsea is what I wanted.


“That was the direction I wanted to go in.”

The comments come in the wake of questions about why Manchester United legend Ferguson opted for Moyes to be manager when he retired rather than Mourinho, a former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss.  

David Moyes, Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford, has not, thus far, been a major success. Manchester United, defending their Premier League title, are currently sitting seventh in the table.


Mourinho, on the other hand, is enjoying a victorious start to his second stint at Chelsea. The West London side are the current league leaders, with an impressive 18 point lead over United. 




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