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Jose admits United desire

'Special One' would consider replacing Fergie

Last Updated: 28/07/09 12:09pm

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Mourinho: United interest

Mourinho: United interest

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Jose Mourinho has revealed that he would like to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

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Ferguson, 67, has stated his intention to step down at Old Trafford before 2012, but at the moment he shows few signs of giving up the reins after 23 years in charge.

But former Chelsea boss Mourinho has admitted he would readily consider taking charge of United.

"I would consider going to Manchester United but United have to consider if they want me to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson," the Inter Milan chief told the Daily Mirror.

"If they do, then of course.

"I like England, where the fans are very passionate and make the game a beautiful occasion with such an incredible atmosphere."

Mourinho left England two years ago when he quit as boss of Chelsea and he returned to football last season as he guided Inter Milan to the Serie A title.

It has not passed Mourinho by, however, that Chelsea have failed to win the title since his departure.

"I had many conversations before Chelsea and I decided on a divorce," he continued.

"It was difficult for me because we loved each other but the relationship went in one direction and it was best for everyone.

"Since I left I became a champion again but they have not been champions again. I keep on winning and they don't."

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