Rio Ferdinand hopes to deny Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho success

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand hopes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho doesn't win any silverware until the defender retires

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Jose Mourinho was officially unveiled last week Photo: The Sport Review

Rio Ferdinand says he hopes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho fails to win a trophy until the Manchester United defender hangs up his boots.

The 50-year-old was officially unveiled as the Blues’ new boss last Monday after the Portuguese coach signed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

The former England international was part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s United outfit which finished behind Mourinho’s Premier League-winning Chelsea side in 2005 and 2006.

And while Ferdinand is thrilled to see such a big personality back in the Premier League, the 34-year-old centre-half hopes the former Real Madrid manager doesn’t enjoy immediate success at Chelsea.

“As a fan it’s good to see personalities like Mourinho coming into our league,” Ferdinand told the Sun.

“But, hopefully, he can wait till I’ve retired before he wins anything at all.”

Ferdinand has scored seven goals in 430 appearances for United since completing a reported £30m move from Leeds United in 2002, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League.

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