Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is at Old Trafford to stay and chase the legacy of Sir Alex Ferguson. The Portuguese who was appointed as the United manager in 2016 has set his sight on restoring the club’s stability and once again turn the Red Devils into a dominant force in European football.
In an interview to ESPN FC the United boss expressed his desire to stay at the club for another 15 years and bring back the dominancy it had under Sir Alex. Mourinho is eyeing long term success with United and is ready to restore the glory days at the red side of Manchester.
“I am ready for this,” Mourinho said. “I am ready for the next 15, I would say. Here? Yes, why not? I have to admit that it is very difficult because of the pressure around our jobs, everybody putting pressure on managers and things that people say — that we have to win, but in reality only one can win and every year it is getting more difficult.
Mourinho cited Sir Alex’s United era as unique and admitted that it is not possible to emulate that kind of success in today’s era. The 54 year old is aware of the fact that the current situation is more of short term affairs, where if a manger delivers success in lesser time he stays or else he has to make way for the next one. Only the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger according to the Portuguese is second to Sir Alex Ferguson when it comes to committing with the same club for long.
Mourinho’s first term at United was fairly successful with three more cups gracing the Manchester United trophy cabinet, which included the Europa league and EFL titles. He would be expected to lead his men to a better finish in this season’s Premier League, after settling at 6th last season.
United are currently on their Pre-season tour to USA and will next play Manchester City in Houston on Wednesday.