Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has described Jose Mourinho’s decision to return to Chelsea a second time as a wrong move.
Mourinho was officially unveiled as United manager on Tuesday after being sacked from Stamford Bridge in December 2015.
It was the second time the Portuguese was dismissed by Roman Abramovich and Ferguson believes he should never have gone back
The Portuguese tactician was appointed a second time at Chelsea in mid-2013. He led the club to a Premier League title, however, that wasn’t enough to keep his job.
It turned sour for Mourinho at Chelsea after they lost nine out of 16 league games.
Ferguson, a friend of the former Real Madrid and Inter coach as well as a club ambassador at United, believes that Manchester United is the right kind of club for Mourinho.
Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters at a charity event;
“I thought Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea, I really do.”
“I think it’s always difficult going back to somewhere for a second time.
“The ability, charisma and personality, his success is high, won a European Cup twice with different clubs, won a Europa [League] with Porto, winning titles with all the teams he’s managed. His record – you can’t ignore that.
“I think Manchester United is the right kind of club for him, I really do. I think we’ll do well.”
Manchester United ended the league last season fifth on the table. New coach Mourinho has already added Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly to boost his squad with more signings expected.
United Right Club For Mourinho – Ferguson
Jose Mourinho has himself admitted that he wants to match the records set by Sir Alex Ferguson at United.
The 53-year-old has replaced Louis van Gaal in charge of the Red Devils as the club look to regain their spot as a perennial title challenger in the Premier League. a status which has escaped them following the end of Ferguson’s 27-year reign in 2013.
A status which has eluded them following the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson after a legendary 27-year reign in 2013.
Ferguson won 13 league crowns, 5 FA Cup titles, 4 League Cups, 2 UEFA Champions League titles and a Club World Cup during his time in charge of United. and, while Mourinho has a history of spending only short spells with clubs, he says his intent to build a Ferguson-style legacy at Old Trafford.
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Although Mourinho has a history of spending only short spells with clubs, he says he intends to build a Ferguson-style legacy at Old Trafford.
Mourinho told reporters:
“I can’t hide that I want to chase Sir Alex’s record,
“This is not a dream job, it is a reality. But it is a job that everyone wants and not everyone has a chance to have. But I have it.”