Real Madrid boss not considering Old Trafford move.
Jose Mourinho has ruled out becoming the next manager of Manchester United, but admits his next job after leaving Real Madrid will be back in the Premier League.
Mourinho, whose Real Madrid side meet Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, has been linked with the unenviable task of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in the future.
But, speaking at his pre-match press conference, the former Chelsea boss has ruled out the prospects of him taking over from Ferguson at Manchester United because he does not expect his old rival to relinquish the Old Trafford hot seat.
“No,” he said, when asked if he could replace Ferguson. “I don’t believe so. I think we have to end our career at the same time. Him at 90 and me at 70.”
But Mourinho, the self-named Special One, did admit that he expects to return to England and the Premier League with his spell in charge of Real Madrid coming under increasing scrutiny following a disastrous season at the Bernabeu and reports of disharmony in the camp.
As well as being linked with Ferguson’s job, Mourinho has also been strongly linked replacing Roberto Mancini at Manchester City and getting his old job back at Chelsea with Rafael Benitez only in charge until the end of the season.
“Are you worried with my crisis? I am not,” he said. “But I will go back to England after Real Madrid. We will see (when that is). “I love everything (about England). England will be my next step.”