Ferguson wants Mourinho to succeed him at Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson has identified Jose Mourinho as the man he wants to succeed him in the Manchester United hotseat, Metro has revealed.

The Red Devils manager is very fond of the Real Madrid manager and the two have become friends since the Portuguese left his post at Chelsea and the Glaswegian is sure that the former Inter Coach is the right man for the job and he wants the 48-year-old to take over from him when he decides to retire but the club’s board are not keen on Mourinho at all.

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A source was quoted as saying: “Alex will do what he can to get him the United job. Jose has had many problems at Real Madrid but Alex understands that is largely to do with his nationality.

“Jose is proud of his country but Spanish people look down on the Portuguese and don’t like to take orders from them. It is different in England. When Jose left, it was massive news and the Chelsea players felt it was like a bereavement.”

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