It is said that the Red Devils had to have Mourinho as their next manager, but because of Sir Alex Ferguson recommendation that the team recruited David Moyes as successor. It is also claimed that Mourinho was really disappointed with Ferguson’s decision, favoring Moyes to take over United.
“I think the person who wrote that book shouldn’t write books. He should write books for kids using his imagination,” Mourinho said.
“I am where I want to be. I want to go nowhere else. I have the job I want to have, I don’t have another job. When I left Porto, I wanted to come to England because at that time there was no Chelsea, I had no emotional connections with any club. When I left Chelsea I wanted only Italy or Spain, not another English club.”
“After Real Madrid, I wanted England and if possible, Chelsea. It’s the only time I’ve said this country and this specific club. If not Chelsea then I’d have been in England at another club, but when the door at my club opened for me, I had the job I wanted to have.”
Moyes was confirmed as the successor on May 9 which was just one day before Ferguson announced his retirement, while Mourinho was named Chelsea manager for the second time on June 3.
“I knew a couple of weeks before the announcement because my friend (Ferguson) was very nice to me and trusted me completely,” Mourinho said.
“He told me something really important before the press, he didn’t want me to read it in the press. He told me you are one of my best players in football, I want you to know it from me. He was so nice to me, he gave me such a big reasonability to keep that.”
“From me never, but I was afraid that somebody might leak it and the boss could think it came from me, so I was a little under pressure. In the same way he knew from me that I was coming back to Chelsea. It’s just things between friends.”
“I wasn’t committed to Chelsea at the time, but I wanted to come and Chelsea had expressed the desire for me to come back.”
With United vs Chelsea around the weekend, it is time for United to prove their stands in the fields.