The former Manchester United manager told his friend of his retirement plans ‘months ago’ and José Mourinho in exchange told Sir Alex Ferguson his hope to return to Stamford Bridge
In an attempt to counter suspicions that Old Trafford was the destination he really coveted on his return to England, José Mourinho has revealed that he and Sir Alex Ferguson privately confided their plans to one another months before they became public. Mourinho said the now retired Manchester United manager told him of his intention to step down “many months ago”, swearing him to secrecy, and in return that he hankered after a return to Stamford Bridge.
“I knew that Ferguson was retiring many months ago and I was so happy to have his trust. It was big news for the world. I can imagine that just a very close circle around him knew that and it was a big…
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