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Jose keen to succeed Fergie

28 Jul 2009 - 07:49:00

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has thrown his name into the hat to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson when he eventually retires at Manchester United.

Mourinho guided Internazionale to the Serie A title last season, his first in Italian football, but he still believes that he has unfinished business in England.

He told the Daily Mirror: "I would consider going to Manchester United, but United have to consider if they want me to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson.

"If they do, then of course.

"I like England, where the fans are very passionate and make the game a beautiful occasion with such an incredible atmosphere."

Mourinho also took the opportunity to have a pop at Chelsea, who he led to two Premier League crowns before his departure in September 2007.

He added: "I had many conversations before Chelsea and I decided on a divorce.

"It was difficult for me because we loved each other, but the relationship went in one direction and it was best for everyone.

"Since I left I became champion again, but they have not been champions again. I keep on winning and they don't."

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