Jose Mourinho rejects Sir Alex Ferguson comparision

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes it is impossible for him to equal the 13 Premier League titles Sir Alex Ferguson brought to Manchester United.

The Special One will lift his third English championship when Chelsea compete their final home game of the season against Sunderland on May 24.

At just 52 years old, Mourinho has plenty of time to win a further ten, drawing him level with the now-retired Red Devils manager.

However, Mourinho thinks Ferguson's record is one that will stand the test of time.

"I have a long way to go, but Sir Alex left the bar in an impossible position for anyone," Mourinho said to BT Sport's Jake Humphrey.

No chance

"I cannot win 13 Premier Leagues. I can win 13 championships. I can. I have eight, I think I can go to 13. But 13 Premier Leagues, no, no chance."

The Portuguese manager's comments will cause Blues supporters to squirm and worry that Mourinho is only intending on a short stay in west London, but Mourinho reaffirms his intention to stay at Chelsea for the foreseeable future.

"When I came back, I put myself in [Roman] Abramovich's hands. My family is super happy to be here, so I have nothing to push me away from England. It's up to him. When he wants me to stay I stay, when he thinks its the right moment for me to leave I'll go somewhere else."

Fractious past

During his previous tenure his relationship with the Chelsea owner was fractious at times, to say the least. The first reports of friction between the pair was during the 06/07 season where a power struggle ensued between Mourinho, Frank Arnesen and Piet de Visser.

Cracks worsened further when Avram Grant's arrived as Director of Football later that season. The season after saw Chelsea stutter at the start and after the west London club's Champions League group stage draw with Rosenberg, Mourinho left the club by mutual consent.

Six years and six trophies later, Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge having, reportedly, settled his differences with Abramovich.

Time on his side

Ferguson was 51-years-old when he won his first Premier League title at Manchester United and, only a year older, Mourinho is already sitting on three.

The former United boss won his first title in 1993 and last in 2013, giving Mourinho more than enough time to surpass Ferguson's record.


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