– Jose Mourinho says he wants to create a Ferguson style legacy at United unveiling
– The Portuguese was finally unveiled as the new coach of Manchester United
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Jose Mourinho has revealed his aim is to to match the records set by Sir Alex Ferguson over his 27 years as club manager.
The Portuguese was speaking as he was officially unveiled by Manchester United on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho during the press conference at his unveiling as Manchester United boss
The 53-year-old replaced Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman finished fifth last season and won the FA Cup.
Ferguson won 13 league crowns, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions League titles and a Club World Cup during his time in charge of United and no coach after him; David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal has come close to replicating his success.
Mourinho has a history of spending only short spells with clubs but he says his intent to build a Ferguson-style legacy at Old Trafford.
“I can’t hide that I want to chase Sir Alex’s record,” the Portuguese told the assembled press. “This is not a dream job, it is a reality. But it is a job that everyone wants and not everyone has a chance to have. But I have it.
“I know the history of this club and I know what the fans expect of me. It doesn’t make me nervous. It comes in the right moment of my career. I am where I want to be, I want to be in this club I want to be in this country.
“I am unhappy that we are not in the Champions League. Manchester United is a Champions League club, and in July 2017 instead of waiting for the play-off draw this where it has to be and that is the Champions League.”
United finished fifth in the Premier League last term and have already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, while the transfer of Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to be confirmed in the coming days.