Declan Lynch: Jose will forever haunt Theatre of Dreams
United paying a heavy price for overlooking Mourinho as rightful heir to Fergie's throne, writes Declan Lynch
THE one we feared, was Mourinho. If you had asked anyone who is not a supporter of Man Utd to name their least favourite choice of successor to Sir Alex Ferguson, it would have been Mourinho. Only a man of truly colossal ego and ambition, a man demented in his need for success, could hope to match the old potentate.
And clearly this was a view shared by one Jose Mourinho, who was said to be heartbroken when they made the egregious error of giving the job to someone else -- reportedly he was especially distraught that they gave it to David Moyes, a man who had won nothing while Mourinho was winning everything.
As for the supposed "reasoning" behind the decision, the notion that Mourinho's "behaviour" had somehow made him "the wrong type" for the august role of Man Utd manager, seems quite mad when you recall that Sir Alex himself has been arguably the most unpleasant man in public life for the last 30 years.