Fergie: Mourinho will stay

06 May 2007 12:02
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Jose Mourinho will still be at Chelsea next season and has rubbished reports that the Portuguese coach could be sacked in the summer. Reports claim the relationship between Mourinho and Blues owner Roman Abramovich remains strained, but the veteran Scot expects to be going head-to-head with his title adversary for many seasons to come. "I think Mourinho will be there next year," said Ferguson. "I haven't really paid any attention to talk about his future because, in all the time Roman Abramovich has been in this country, I have never heard him say anything. "He never comments on anything so how anyone has got information on Jose's future is beyond me. "I don't think there is a great substance to these reports and I am sure he will be here next year." Meanwhile, Ferguson has denied claims the he has fallen out with Mourinho following his recent outbursts aimed at United winger Cristiano Ronaldo. "I don't think our relationship has been affected. I will still have a glass of wine with him. If I am invited I will attend," he continued. "Jose has this continual dialogue and sometimes it is enjoyable to have a go back. "Maybe we can get a bit too focused on matches and too intense about the game. "Jose brings another agenda which you can join in if you want to or just sit back and enjoy what he has to say if you don't."

Source: ESA

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