Jose Mourinho: I could have gone anywhere before joining Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho has revealed he rejected job opportunites in Spain and Italy to stay in the Premier League and manage Manchester United.

The Portuguese boss had been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea last December and was linked with numerous coaching jobs.

He ended all speculation at the end of last season after he was officially announced as Louis van Gaal‘s replacement in the Old Trafford hot seat.

Speaking about the Man United job, Mourinho believes the nature of English football is more demanding and competitive.

“Before signing for Manchester United, I could’ve gone to Italy or even Spain, as I’ve done in the past, but the Premier League is special,” he said.

“In some countries, the big clubs always want to be the biggest and outrun the others who get smaller.

“In England, the opposite occurs. All clubs want to be competitive here.”

It’s no surprise to hear there was plenty of interest in Mourinho before he joined United as he is one of the best managers in the world and has won silverware at every club he has ever managed.

His arrival at Old Trafford will take the club to the next level and he is the perfect manager to take Man United back to their former glory days.

Mourinho has done a brilliant job to get the new campaign off to the perfect start with back-to-back wins in the Premier League and hopes are we can keep the run going against Hull City next weekend.

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