Ian Wright: Jose Mourinho wants to emulate Arsenal manager at Man United
The Arsenal legend believes Jose Mourinho wants to replicate Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger's longevity
Jose Mourinho wants to emulate the longevity of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at Manchester United, according to Ian Wright.
The Portuguese coach was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor at Old Trafford in May after the former Ajax led Manchester United to a disappointing fifth-place finish.
Mourinho lasted just over two seasons at Chelsea before his sacking in December 2015 after the west London side’s disappointing defence of their Premier League crown.
The controversial head coach spent two seasons at Inter Milan before a three-year stay in the Spanish capital as manager of Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013.
Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Mourinho is desperate to establish a legacy at Manchester United as he looks to follow in the footsteps of club legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
“He [Mourinho] wants to get that Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger legacy about him with the teams,” Wright told The Sun’s Goals Podcast.
“I don’t think that’s going to happen at Manchester United. Can you see him being there for more than three or four years? That’s what he needs to do.”
The Red Devils are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind Mourinho’s former club Chelsea.
Manchester United will host West Ham United in their next top-flight game at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.