Scot relished previous rivalry he had with ‘Mou’.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has welcomed the imminent return to the Premier League of Jose Mourinho, who is expected to be confirmed as the new Chelsea head coach on 1 July, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Scot and the self-styled ‘Special One’ went head to head in the top flight for three years between 2004 and 2007, after the Portuguese had arrived in England from FC Porto to take over the Blues nine years ago.
And, in his very first match in charge of the west London club, Mourinho overcame Ferguson’s United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on the way to Chelsea claiming their first top-flight title for exactly 50 years.
What’s more, Mourinho then followed up that unlikely triumph by beating United to the following season’s Premier League title as well, before Ferguson finally managed to get one over on his rival by ending Chelsea’s two-year dominance of the league in the 2006/07 campaign.
And when asked whether he would welcome Mourinho’s return, Ferguson said: “Yes. Absolutely. It will get me angry again!
“I think going back is a big attraction for him, if his time at Madrid is finished, but I have no knowledge of it.
“I’ve got no idea about Jose or where he is going. But he says he is loved by one English team.”