José Mourinho fue presentado este martes como el nuevo entrenador del Manchester United, de la Premier League de Inglaterra.
En una rueda de prensa, sostuvo cuál es el objetivo para esta temporada: “Quiero ser agresivo, queremos ganar”.
“Quiero todo, ganar partidos, jugar bien, dar oportunidad a los jugadores jóvenes, anotar goles para nuestros aficionados. Todo”, agregó el portugués, quien considera que el club está en otra dimensión.
A su juicio, por muchos años el éxito fue una rutina en el United, pero en los últimos tres años se olvidó esto. “Finalizar cuartos no es el objetivo”, dijo. (Agencias)
Mourinho: New Man Utd boss ready for challenges ahead
Jose Mourinho says he is ready for the task of rebuilding Manchester United, insisting: “I am where I want to be.”
The new United manager added: “I think it is a job everyone wants and not many have a chance to have and I have it.”
Former Chelsea boss Mourinho succeeds Dutchman Louis van Gaal, who was sacked after United’s FA Cup success in May.
The Portuguese said he was “frustrated” United are not in the Champions League next season but insisted he was at Old Trafford to win trophies.
Mourinho also said that:
He wants to make four major signings;
He is not to blame for the departure of Ryan Giggs;
He will not play Wayne Rooney in midfield;
He has a track record of promoting young players.
United, the 20-time English champions, finished fifth in the Premier League last season, 15 points adrift of shock champions Leicester City.
United won the FA Cup, but the campaign was generally viewed as another disappointment, prompting the sacking of Van Gaal in May.
“It would be quite pragmatic to say let’s work and let’s try to be back to the Champions League, be back to the top four,” said Mourinho.
“I am not good on that and I didn’t want to be good on that. I am more aggressive. We want to win.
“For many years, success was just routine and in this moment the last three years are to forget. I want the players to forget. I don’t want the players to think we have to do better and finish fourth. Finishing fourth is not the aim.
“I want everything. I want to win matches, I want to play well, I don’t want to concede goals. I want the fans to be behind us.
“Of course, we’re not going to get everything, but we want to.” (BBC.News)