Mourinho tips Ferguson to keep managing Manchester United till 90
London: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has tipped Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson to keep managing till the age of 90 ahead of their blockbuster Champions League pre-quarterfinal clash at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Mourinho also rejected rumour that he would be replacing Fergie at Old Trafford next season; though he admitted his next managerial venture would be in the English Premier League only.
Mourinho has been linked with a return to former club Chelsea, as well as Manchester City, with boss Roberto Mancini’s future uncertain.
The Special One, set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after a turbulent campaign on and off the field, said England is his next destination.
However, he refused to clarify when he would move to the Premier League.
Mourinho also ruled out succeeding Ferguson at United this summer, insisting the pair will both retire in 20 years’ time.
The Portuguese said he doesn’t that he would succeed Fergie at United, adding he thinks both of them have to end their career at the same time, with Ferguson at 90 and him at 70.
Mourinho is bidding to become the first boss to win the Champions League with three different clubs, having lifted the trophy with Porto and Inter Milan, and even if he fails to achieve that this season, Mourinho said he believed it is his destiny to add a third European Cup to his CV before he retires.