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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Jose: Chelsea's where I want to be

Miguel Delaney

Jose Mourinho said he is not upset that he did not get offered either of the jobs at Manchester United or Manchester City and feels both clubs made "good decisions".

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A magnanimous Mourinho also said he "doesn't care" about whether Pep Guardiola was Roman Abramovich's first choice for the Chelsea job.

When asked about why the two Manchester clubs had appointed managers in David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini that hadn't won major trophies, he said: "I don't know. They've made good decisions. Good decisions."

"David proved himself at Everton. Okay, no trophies, but it's not easy to get a trophy when you manage Everton and he was not far from doing that. Nice good, good experience, good work & more than happy, and I feel very happy for him.

"Man United will give him the time to adapt to a new dimension. He's never played a CL match so people can't expect him to be a fish in water in that first match. Give him time, stability & United is perfect for that, so that's a very good choice.

"As I said before, I am where I want to be. You tell me now every job in the football world at this table, I would choose my job. So & I have the job I want to have."

When asked about Chelsea preferring Guardiola, Mourinho was dismissive.

"I didn't ask him, I don't know and I don't care. Really. Roman never asked me if I had contact with other clubs, so I never asked him," he said.




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