Mourinho takes himself out of Manchester United running

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said "of course not" when asked if he would consider replacing David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

Speaking at Chelsea's pre-match press conference before their game against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho ruled himself out of the running for the vacant position at Old Trafford.

Moyes was sacked just 10 months into his six-year contract after he was hand picked by Sir Alex Ferguson to manage the Red Devils.

The favourites to replace him include Dutch boss Louis van Gaal and Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti, while Jose Mourinho has been mentioned as a candidate although it's always been seen as extremely unlikely.

And like Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola before him, Mourinho has taken himself out of consideration for the post.

"Of course not," Mourinho said when asked about interest in the United job. "I left Real Madrid specifically to come to Chelsea. I signed a four-year contract and told Chelsea fans they never have to worry about me because I don't want to leave here until the club wants."

United have appointed Ryan Giggs as caretaker manager until the end of the season, but they will be looking to get a candidate named as the club's long-term successor to Moyes sooner rather than later.

Chelsea meanwhile, face a massive game against Liverpool at Anfield this weekend before they welcome Atletico Madrid to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final next Wednesday.

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