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Ferguson would welcome Mourinho as Man Utd successor

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By Andrew Tuft

Monday 03 December 2012

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho could replace him as Manchester United manager, feeling that the former Chelsea boss is capable of managing anywhere, Sky Sports has reported.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

Ferguson was speaking as part of a television documentary dedicated to Mourinho, who spent just over three years at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League title twice between 2004 and 2007. Since he left Chelsea, Mourinho has experienced success in Italy, winning the treble - including the Champions League - with Inter, and guiding Madrid to victory in La Liga last season.

In 10 years as a manager Mourinho has claimed 21 trophies despite never having played football to a high competitive level. Ferguson dismissed the idea that a successful manager needs to have experienced football at a high standard as a player, pointing out that Mourinho’s personality compensates for any deficiency.

Ferguson said: “I would never think a guy who hasn't played a game could be a top coach, but then you've got to look at his personality, I think his personality does it. He's got a marvellous, strong personality and I think that bridges that gap.

The United manager, in charge at Old Trafford since 1986, declined to publically back Mourinho as his eventual replacement but admitted he has the qualities that Ferguson’s successor would require.

He said: “He can manage anywhere, absolutely. I'm not going to put any forecasts on what is going to happen at this club. I won't last forever, but Jose can manage anywhere, there is no question about that.

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