Mourinho wrong to return to Chelsea – Ferguson
Alex Ferguson feels Jose Mourinho should never have returned to
Chelsea for a second spell in charge.
Jose Mourinho made the wrong decision in returning for a second
stint at Chelsea, according to Alex Ferguson.
Mourinho has taken over at Manchester United after leaving
Stamford Bridge before Christmas last season.
The Portuguese tactician was appointed again at Chelsea in
mid-2013, leading the club to a Premier League title.
But it turned sour for Mourinho in London, departing in December
last year after losing nine of 16 league games.
Ferguson, a friend of the former Real Madrid and Inter coach as
well as a club ambassador at United, believes Mourinho should
never have returned to Chelsea.
“I thought Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea, I really do,” the
legendary former United boss told Sky Sports at a charity event.
“I think it’s always difficult going back to somewhere for a second
“The ability, charisma and personality, his success is high, won a
European Cup twice with different clubs, won a Europa [League]
with Porto, winning titles with all the teams he’s managed. His
record – you can’t ignore that.
“I think Manchester United is the right kind of club for him, I really
do. I think we’ll do well.”
United finished fifth in the league last season, but Mourinho has
already added Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly to his squad with
further signings likely.