Keith Gillespie reckons Man United wanted Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho
Keith Gillespie reckons Man United wanted Jose Mourinho to replace Sir Alex Ferguson
Keith Gillespie reckons Sir Alex Ferguson must have wanted Jose Mourinho to be his successor at Manchester United after reading the legend’s comments about David Moyes.
Ferguson spoke about his fellow Scot’s doomed United reign in his updated book, ‘My Autobiography, after the former Everton boss lasted less than 11 months at the Old Trafford helm.
“He hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club,” Ferguson wrote in his autobiography.
Mourinho sealed a return to Chelsea in June 2013, which came a matter of weeks after United had confirmed Moyes as Ferguson’s long-term successor following their 20th top-flight title.
The Chelsea manager, whose side are five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, has regularly denied that he harboured ambitions of replacing Ferguson at Old Trafford.
But former United midfielder Gillespie believes Ferguson’s recent comments suggest that the Red Devils did want to appoint Mourinho as the Scot’s replacement.
Fergie view on Moyes this morning was interesting. Heard at the time that his first choice was Mourinho. Must have been something in it.
— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) October 22, 2014
United appointed Louis van Gaal as the new Red Devils manager in May, handing the Dutch coach a three-year deal.