Jose Mourinho has revealed that he rejected job opportunities in Spain and Italy to stay in the Premier League and take charge of Manchester United.
The Portuguese believes the competitive nature of English football is more demanding and exciting than leagues where a few clubs are dominant. Mourinho told Gazetta Sport ‘I had the opportunity to go to Italy or Spain as I had in the past but the Premier League is special.
‘In some countries, the big clubs always want to be the best and leave the others behind, getting smaller.In England, the opposite occurs. Here, they want all of the clubs in the league to be competitive.’
Mourinho has started impressively as Manchester United boss, securing two wins in the Premier League in his first two matches. Although he targets a victory every game, he also recognises that is an unrealistic expectation.
‘Sometimes, I’m a little stupid in setting goals, the dumbest thing of all is perhaps wanting to win every game and every competition because it is impossible.What we are going to do is start by playing to win each time we are on the field and in the end, we will see where that takes us.’