Jose Mourinho insists the Manchester United manager role is not a dream job but is now a reality for him.
The Portuguese boss was appointed as Louis van Gaal‘s successor last month on a three-year contract and officially unveiled to the media on Tuesday morning.
Man United was labelled as Mourinho’s dream job after he was keen to replace Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 but the club opted for David Moyes and Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge.
Speaking about the job, Mourinho insists plenty of managers want the job but he has finally been given the opportunity.
“This is not a dream job, this is reality. I think it is a job that everyone wants and not many have a chance to have and I have it and I know obviously the responsibility, the expectations,” he said.
“At the same time I know the legacy. I know what is behind me and the history of this club. I know what the fans expect from me and I think this challenge obviously doesn’t make me nervous because my history in the last 10 years or more was always to meet the expectations of big clubs.
“I feel it comes at the right moment of my career. I feel very well prepared and very stable. I can say that I am where I want to be.”
Mourinho has finally landed his dream job at Old Trafford and will be relishing the opportunity to take the club back to their former glory days after his reputation took a hit at Chelsea.
He has already signed Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and has said he won’t stop until he lands his fourth transfer target, who is believed to be Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Portuguese boss is clearly looking to rebuild our squad and will be looking to prove officials wrong for overlooking him for the job after Sir Alex retired.