The day Mourinho felt betrayed by Sir Alex Ferguson

first_imgA revealing book by Spanish journalist Diego Torres, tells the story of the day when Jose Mourinho felt betrayed by Sir Alex Ferguson.We are already going on five years since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire, since then we have heard about many stories but we hadn’t read about the one involving Jose Mourinho and the Scotsman’s final days as a manager.In a more recent article, we shared David Moyes side of the story as he revealed that he was one of the first people who heard about Sir Alex’s decision to end his career with the Red Devils.But in the latest book by the name of ‘Prepare to Lose: the Mourinho Era’, Spanish journalist Diego Torres gives us another perspective of the final days in which Sir Alex Ferguson shared his secret with a select group of people about his retirement.The decision to leave David Moyes as the new Red Devils’ boss, brought a terrible wound between Ferguson and Jose Mourinho’s relationship because the Portuguese manager truly believed that he would be the next man to take on the job at Manchester United.Turns out that the Portuguese manager was under the impression that Ferguson wanted him to succeed him on the Red Devils, but the Scottish boss had other plans and Jose wasn’t even on the loop.Jose Mourinho reveals SECRET Sir Alex Ferguson told him that left him SCARED for a MONTH https://t.co/NFejS66NN8 pic.twitter.com/CxSCShZdPt— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) November 20, 2018The key period of time when it all went down was during the month of May, which was exactly when Ferguson had that meeting with Moyes and revealed that he would be the one to follow his legacy.The Portuguese manager was following all the news from Madrid when he was still the Spanish club’s manager and was completely devastated when he realized that Ferguson picked the Everton boss instead of him.“Mourinho thought that Ferguson was, besides his ally, also his friend and godfather,” Torres wrote on his book via Express.“He was convinced that they were tied by a relationship of genuine trust. He thought that his fabulous collection of titles constituted an ‘endorsement’ unreachable to any other contenders.”“When he knew that Ferguson had chosen Moyes, the Everton coach, he was struck by a terrible disbelief.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“These were the most unfortunate hours of Mourinho’s phase as Real Madrid coach. He endured them between dozing and waking, glued to his mobile phone in search of clarifications, on the night of the 7th and the morning of the 8th of May, tucked into the Sheraton Mirasierra hotel,” he added.https://t.co/9JBGTHhKjQ— Roopz @ roops (@roopzzzzzzz) November 21, 2018Looking at the final months of Jose Mourinho as the Real Madrid manager, there was a certain behavior that we could pick up from the Portuguese manager which suggested that he knew what his next destination would be.Not too long after Ferguson decided to make his announcement, Mourinho was also announced by Chelsea but these new revelations tell us that things didn’t really go the way that Jose was planning them all along.Years after this incident, Mourinho is already the Manchester United manager and the relationship has been restored between the two men.But there was absolutely a time when Jose didn’t even want to hear Sir Alex Ferguson’s name, especially when he also found out that Pep Guardiola had been offered the position at Manchester United exactly a year before the Scotsman decided to retire.There are even statements that Sir Bobby Charlton made to The Guardian in December of 2013, where he stated that Ferguson didn’t even like Mourinho that much in the first place. Things have changed quite a bit since then, haven’t they?Of all managers to have taken charge of 300 or more @premierleague games only Sir Alex Ferguson has a better win percentage than Jose Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/O4hOoZpYKb— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 11, 2018Why do you think Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t choose Mourinho as his successor at Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img

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