Following his official unveiling by Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has revealed he wants to match Sir Alex Ferguson’s record at the club.
The former Chelsea manager replaced LVG at Old Trafford. As Manchester United look to regain their status as a constant title challenger. A status they’ve not had since the exit of SAF in 2013.
SAF won 13 league crowns, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two 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.
“I can’t hide that I want to chase Sir Alex’s record,” the Portuguese told the assembled press. “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.
“I know the history of this club and I know what the fans expect of me. It doesn’t make me nervous. It comes in the right moment of my career. I am where I want to be, I want to be in this club I want to be in this country.
“I am unhappy that we are not in the Champions League. Manchester United is a Champions League club, and in July 2017 instead of waiting for the play-off draw this where it has to be and that is the Champions League.”
United finished fifth in the Premier League last term, missing out on a spot in next season’s Champions League, but have already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, while the transfer of Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to be confirmed in the coming days.