Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder believes his former coach will be in England in the future.
The World Cup finalist thinks Jose Mourinho will follow Sir Alex Ferguson and take over the Red Devils when the Scot does put an end to his legendary managerial career, knowing that the Premier League is the Portuguese’s favorite league in football and is hoping to return to England one day.
Jose Mourinho has been tipped for the Manchester United hot-seat for some time now, and ‘The Special One’ is believed to be waiting for a call from Manchester as soon as Ferguson leaves.
Sneijder told the News of the World:
“English football excites him more than any other football in Europe and I don’t think it’s a question of if he returns to the Premier League but when.”
“I think it’s written for him to take over Manchester United in a few years. One great manager will retire and another one will take over.”
“But if he was offered the England job alongside the Manchester United one in a few years I am sure he would take it. He likes the daily interaction with players too much to take on an international job alone.”
“Jose [Mourinho] and I became good friends at Inter and, from conversations we had, I know he thinks he could really do something with the England players.”
“When he takes the [Manchester] United job, the English FA must offer him the national post as well, and from conversations we have had I think he would take it, in fact I know he would.”
Sneijder also believes that should Mourinho take over England, the Portuguese would make the most of the country’s talents. The Dutch midfielder tagged the former Chelsea coach with the England job, and expects Mourinho to lead the Three Lions to the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
“We are talking about the best coach in the world, and it has been done before successfully.”
“His other job would be in the Premier League, so he would be working with and watching the relevant England players every week, it would be perfect for him.”
“With Jose, success always follows him, but it’s not always because he has the best players, it’s because he make you believe you are the best players.”
“The confidence and belief he gives you is amazing, and when he is at a club it is his players and staff against the rest of the world.”
“With the quality of players England have, a coach like Jose would surely make them favorites.”
“If the English FA prepare for this, I am sure that Jose could be England coach by 2014 in Brazil.”