Reports today suggest that the Manchester United board is lining up Jose Mourinho as successor to Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot, 69 this year, will retire at the end of next season according to the reports. Mourinho is one of the few managers with the personality and track record to succeed Ferguson but would you want him at Old Trafford?
With league titles in Portugal, England and Italy and the Champions League title in 2004, Mourinho comes with a copper-bottomed guarantee of success. But the Portuguese coach’s explosive personality also ensures controversy, while critics can also point to the dour style in which Mourniho’s Chelsea side often played.
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