Red Devils legend Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that he made a blunder and got it completely wrong by not recommending current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as his successor at Old Trafford.
The legendary Red Devils manager accentuated that Jose Mourinho is now the perfect man to succeed him at Old Trafford.
The Special One was under the Man Utd radar as they looked to replace the legendary Scot when he called it quits in 2013, but the club bosses raised doubts over Mourinho’s temperament and suitability for the hot seat at Old Trafford.
Fergie was worried about Mourinho’s aggressive approach, while club legend Sir Bobby Charlton showed concerns amid a popular belief that the appointment of the Portuguese manager could harm the club’s worldwide reputation in the long run.
The Portuguese manager then made a sensational return to his former club Chelsea after a three-year stint at Real Madrid, while the Red Devils hierarchy opted to appoint Everton boss David Moyes as their new manager.
Mourinho made an incredible start to his second spell at Chelsea by clinching the league title in the 2014-15 season but his downhill ride at Stamford Bridge began in next term.
At a certain point of time it appeared that the Blues would have to fight the relegation battle. The panic button was triggered and the Chelsea hierarchy dropped the axe on the Special One. He was replaced by former PSV Eindhoven manager Guus Hiddink.
Drama unfolded when Chelsea sacked Mourinho and Man Utd got rid of Louis Van Gaal despite clinching the FA Cup title under the Dutchman.
The Chelsea sacking paved way for Mourinho to finally land the Manchester United job, which he is said to have longed for back in 2013.
Mourinho clinched his first trophy as Man Utd boss as the Red Devils outplayed Southampton 3-2 in a nail-biting EFL Cup final last Sunday. Mourinho became the only manager to have won a trophy in his debut season as a Manchester United boss. He also matched Sir Alex Ferguson and Nottingham Forest hero Brian Clough’s record of four EFL Cup triumphs.
This was the 23rd major trophy in Mourinho’s career and despite suffering a rough start to his journey at Manchester United, the Portuguese manager has now found the perfect balance in the squad and the Red Devils look to have regained their classy attacking style of football.
According to media reports, Ferguson privately confessed that he now wishes that Mourinho could have succeeded him at Old Trafford four years ago, and accentuated the club now has the right man in the hot seat to drive them forward.