EPL 2016/17: Jose Mourinho wants to be given more time to achieve success with Manchester United
The club's last domestic title came under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 2012/13 season.
Jose Mourinho has appealed for more time to be given to him in order to bring Manchester United back their former glory just like club legend Sir Alex Ferguson did.
Sir Alex Ferguson stepped into the role of a coach for the Red Devils in the year 1986 but struggled to find success for four years until he managed to win his first trophy as manager which turned out to be the FA Cup in 1990. The Scotsman took another three years to win the Premier League title in the 1992-1993 season.
From then on, Manchester United became a force under Ferguson proving to be dominant not only in England but also in Europe bringing plenty of success for the club.
Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have achieved thirty-eight major trophies including five FA Cups, thirteen Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies in twenty-six years of his service.
But the club hasn’t been able to achieve the same kind of success over the last couple of years, and Mourinho believes that it will take time for his plan to bear fruit.
“The best manager in the history of the Premier League needed a few years to build such a successful period,” Mourinho said ahead of United’s Europa League clash with Feyenoord.
“If the best needed that time, means that the others also need that time.”
Mourinho also spoke of the risk behind taking up the role as manager for a club like Manchester United and that it did turn out to be as hard as he expected it to be.
“The job is as difficult as I was expecting. I was not expecting the job to be easy. I said that I wanted to try to win the PL, but at the same time, I thought that was a risky approach with my words.
“My words were not defensive with the risk. I knew it was going to be very difficult.”
The Portuguese manager also revealed that he wants to take things slowly and would like stay at the club beyond his contract.
“I am in the beginning of my contract. I am in the beginning of the process. Let’s go step by step,” explained Mourinho.
“If you ask me would I like to be successful in these three years, would I like to stay here for more time than these three years then yes.
The last time Manchester United won a major trophy was the FA Cup in the last term of Dutch manager Louis van Gaal. The club’s last domestic title came under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 2012/13 season which was also his final season as manager of the Red Devils.
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