English Premiership

Mourinho rules out retiring at United like Fergie

2017-10-16 09:43
Jose Mourinho.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he won't be following in the footsteps of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson by retiring at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese coach holds the rare distinction of having won the league title in every country where he has managed, and etched his name into United folklore by conquering the Europa League last term - the only trophy to have eluded the club.

Mourinho became the first manager in Red Devils history to win silverware in his first season, having also brought home the EFL Cup after beating Southampton in the final.

United continued their unbeaten start to the new campaign with a goalless draw at arch-rivals Liverpool on Saturday, which kept them in touching distance of neighbours Manchester City at the league summit.

The 54-year-old recently said he hoped to stay at the club for "many years", but that does not mean it will be his last job.

"The only thing I can say is that I am still a coach with worries, ambitions, desires to do new things," Mourinho told Telefoot.

"I'm sure I will not finish my career here [in Manchester]."

Meanwhile Mourinho pointed the finger of blame at Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after their teams' much-anticipated showdown ended in a forgettable 0-0 draw.

"I know that probably you think we were defensive and they were offensive," he said.

"Well, you were at home and you don't move anything? I don't know. I was waiting for that. He didn't.


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