Mourinho ‘The Special One’ destined to lead Man U, England: Sneijder

August 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Alex Ferguson London, Aug 1 (ANI): New Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho ‘The Special One’ is destined to manage Manchester United and England, according to Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder.

Real Madrid is just a stopping off stage before Mourinho ends up at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson’s natural replacement, says Sneijder.

Sneijder came to know Mourinho well in their time together at the Champions League winners, and revealed: “English football excites him more than any other football in Europe and I don’t think it’s a question of if he returns to the Premier League but when.”

“I think it’s written for him to take over Manchester United in a few years. One great manager will retire and another one will take over,” News of the World quoted Sneijder, as saying.

“But if he was offered the England job alongside the Manchester United one in a few years I am sure he would take it. He likes the daily interaction with players too much to take on an international job alone,” he said.

“Jose and I became good friends at Inter and, from conversations we had, I know he thinks he could really do something with the England players. When he takes the United job, the English FA must offer him the national post as well, and from conversations we have had I think he would take it, in fact I know he would,” he said.

Sneijder knows the FA’s top brass would be concerned about the England job being seen as a part-time affair but insists he is the man for the role.

He said: “We are talking about the best coach in the world, and it has been done before successfully. His other job would be in the Premier League, so he would be working with and watching the relevant England players every week, it would be perfect for him.” (ANI)

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