The success of Man United of yesteryear has been attributed to the continuity at the managerial level of the club in which Sir Alex Ferguson led the club to her glory days. Ferguson was at the helms of United for the excess of 27-years and since his resignation, the club has struggled.
In Jose Mourinho, United have found a world class manager and they are keen on tying his future to that of the club’s. If reports making the rounds is anything to go by, the Red Devils are preparing a five year deal worth £65m ($86m) for the Special One.
Mourinho was sacked twice by Chelsea but in all his spells for them he won the league. He was appointed to manage United last season and he has impressed thus far – he won the Europe league for them last term, returning them to the Holy grail of European football and he has led the Red Devils to a swashbuckling start in the league.
The Portuguese tactician has never hidden his desire to manage United as he’s idolised sir Alex Ferguson. He revealed in the summer that he would restore United’s status as the best club in the league following their trophy drought years in the post-Fergie era.
“Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it, but the football club is one thing and the team’s credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely,” he was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News in August.
“Our job is to try to bring the football club back to that stature. That’s really difficult these days.
“I want the team to be on a par with the club’s history, which is something I’ve been lucky enough to feel at every club.
“We’ll improve the team and try to be at that level, to constantly be improving. And I think we’re going to reach that level as a football team in the next couple of years.”
There are not so many coaches that are as good as Mourinho. With the right players, it will not be long before he conquers Europe.