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Ferguson Did Not Betray Me

Jose Mourinho said he does not feel betrayed by former Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson.

When Ferguson retired as manager of the Red Devils many believed he had touted Mourinho as his replacement, but instead the job went to David Moyes.

Now Mourinho has hit out at writer Diego Torres who claimed in his book 'Prepare to Lose: The Mourinho Era' that the Chelsea boss sobbed when he heard the news of Moyes appointment.

Instead, Mourinho says he is extremely happy at Chelsea and that Ferguson told him Moyes would be taking over before the news broke in the media.

“I think the person who wrote that book shouldn't write books. He should write books for kids using his imagination,” said Mourinho.

“I am where I want to be. I want to go nowhere else. I have the job I want to have, I don't have another job.

“When I left Porto I wanted to come to England because at that time there was no Chelsea, I had no emotional connections with any club.

“When I left Chelsea I wanted only Italy or Spain, not another English club.

“After Real Madrid I wanted England and if possible, Chelsea. It's the only time I've said this country and this specific club.

“If not Chelsea then I'd have been in England at another club, but when the door at my club opened for me, I had the job I wanted to have.”

“I knew a couple of weeks before the [Moyes] announcement because my friend [Ferguson] was very nice to me and trusted me completely.

“He told me something really important before the press, he didn't want me to read it in the press. He told me you are one of my best players in football, I want you to know it from me.

“He was so nice to me, he gave me such a big reasonability to keep that.

“From me never, but I was afraid that somebody might leak it and the boss could think it came from me, so I was a little under pressure.

“In the same way he knew from me that I was coming back to Chelsea. It's just things between friends.

“I wasn't committed to Chelsea at the time, but I wanted to come and Chelsea had expressed the desire for me to come back.”

Mouronho’s Chelsea are next in action in the English Premier League against Manchester United on Sunday.

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