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Jose: I will be next Utd boss

2011-04-15 10:23

Cape Town - Jose Mourinho believes he will succeed Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, reports The Sun.

The Special One wants to take over as Manchester United boss at the end of next season - and reckons he will get the job.

SunSport revealed last month that Real Madrid manager Mourinho, 48, is set on "coming home" to the Premier League.

He has told close pals he believes the way will be open for him in the summer of 2012.

The problem would come if Fergie decides to go out on a high this year with a second Treble triumph.

Mourinho has three years left on his Real deal but could walk away, such is his desire to return to work in the Prem.

Fergie, 69, said recently: "Jose is a great friend of mine. We've spoken many times about his future and I understand his wish to return to England.

"But it's difficult for me to say when my position will be available. It will be my health that decides."

United chiefs are keen on Mourinho, who won the Champions League with both Porto and Inter Milan and guided Chelsea to two Premier League titles.

The Portuguese coach has led Real into their first Champions League semi-final since 2003, where they will meet bitter rivals Barcelona.

United had earmarked Everton boss David Moyes.

But Mourinho's CV and standing in the game are proving too hard to ignore. 

Mourinho was asked on Thursday if he might replace Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. He replied: "I say it is impossible."

Mancini said: "Yes, and I think it would be impossible for me to go to Madrid."

Sport24

Comments
  • Rousseau - 2011-04-15 10:28

    This will be GREAT if it is true!!!! We won't be able to ask for someone better to succeed Fergie than José. He has got my approval!

      Torque - 2011-04-15 10:41

      I'm not so comfortable Rousseau. Jose will come, completely overhaul the club. We will dominate football for three years and then he will leave. And suffer. Look at Chelsea and Inter post Jose. David Moyes would be better in keeping the 'dynasty' of Man U in terms of building a team instead of buying one.

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-04-15 11:15

      I don't think Jose is a fan favorite....Moyes will be a more acceptable successor.

      nitesh.khoosal - 2011-04-15 12:25

      why wud he leave after united....agreed that he is unstable, but have u asked urselves why, maybe he is still looking for the right team....and in my opinion....it's UNITED....

  • Gorilla - 2011-04-15 10:39

    Why anyone would aspire to coach that side is beyond me.

      scud - 2011-04-15 10:45

      Obviously a Blue Bull supporter. This is the game with the round ball.

      Swazy - 2011-04-15 11:40

      Go screw ureself and show some respect u jackass

      Alan - 2011-04-15 11:41

      thats why your name is gorilla because you think like one I suppose you are a liverpool supporter and its just sour grapes because you dose will never win the premiership

      mikedek - 2011-04-15 11:45

      Would you like the list? All the top managers in the game would aspire to manage Manchester United. No wonder it is beyond you as you do not seem to be operating in the world of reality. Take a chill pill my friend.

      nitesh.khoosal - 2011-04-15 12:27

      gorilla, plz do not come out of the jungle u living in....u kaizer chiefs supporter...lol

  • scud - 2011-04-15 10:45

    Great for United-This guy IS the special one. But who will go to Chelsea and Man City? Is Pep available?

  • Debonaire - 2011-04-15 11:13

    Jose is not a humble man and his self agrandisement is nauseating - all good things come to a natural end and for this reason alone I hope he goes to Man United - Go Arsenal Go

      mikedek - 2011-04-15 11:43

      And you guys will continue with your "non performing" manager that promises trophies every year. (and the cupboard remains bare!) This guy has achieved more in five years than your hero has in the last ten!.

  • Joko - 2011-04-15 11:38

    Eish Jose is a great coach, but i don't think he is reliable.

  • Alan - 2011-04-15 11:47

    if you know the chant GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED now just watch if JOSE does take over as boss what a pleasure go Jose

  • nitesh.khoosal - 2011-04-15 12:30

    come home Jose....but still viva Sir Alex....

  • Ntsikei - 2011-04-15 12:43

    They wish??? the Red Devils want Jose so bad and will do anything to perpertuate these lies...

  • Nettas - 2011-04-15 12:52

    I am not a Man U supporter by any stretch of the imagination, but I dont care who you are, stepping into Fergie's shoes will not be the toughest thing to do. Their success is directly related to the old man period, rather be 2nd in line than his immediate successor...

      Albo - 2011-04-15 14:23

      Agreed!!! Those are some REALLY big shoes to fill!!

  • mupet-killer - 2011-04-15 13:17

    EPL SUX, please stay in world cup winning country spain, jose. you are at the greatest club of all time-dont leave. an english club spat you out before and will do so again. viva madrid viva. viva barcelona viva . . . please embarrass united in the champions league . . . thats if united even make the final. go schalke!

      A(N)ON - 2011-04-15 14:49

      And now we know - muphead-killer is a Real supporter! "Greatest club of all time" - master of nothing currently. Barca is set to repeat the 5-0 drubbing of your useless team this weekend - but don't worry once you get the game against Barca out of the way, Real can win all the other games in La Liga such is the depth of that league.....

  • sibs.zihle - 2011-04-15 17:32

    Pep Guardiola for manager. José can be his assistant if he wants.

  • sibs.zihle - 2011-04-15 17:34

    Pep Guardiola for manager. José can be his assisatant if he wants..

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