London: Jose Mourinho has kept the door open for a possible move to Old Trafford but freely admits he cannot hope to emulate the feats of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Real Madrid’s former Chelsea boss reiterated his wish to manage in the Barclays Premier League again in a stance that will have been noted by Manchester United chiefs as they face up to the daunting task of finding an eventual successor to 70-year-old Ferguson.
But although Mourinho, 49, was known as the Special One at Stamford Bridge, he accepts that The Greatest is a title that would always elude him at Old Trafford.
Asked in an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live if he would like to emulate Ferguson’s achievements and go on to become the outstanding manager in British football, Mourinho replied: “Impossible, impossible, because he is the one, he was all his life working in British football, basically after his life in Scotland. All his life in Manchester United and the numbers he has are impossible for somebody to beat, it’s impossible for someone to be close.”
But the Portuguese manager said: “I want one day to be back in English football, yes, I always thought that.
“Could it be Chelsea? I will go where people really want me and when that moment arrives, they show me they really want me and that’s a point for me, but I have to repeat always this: I’m with Real Madrid, I very much want to be (here).”