Sports Jose Mourinho Reveals Why He Dumped United To Re-Join Chelsea

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Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has revealed he dumped Manchester United to return to the Bridge after quitting Real Madrid two season's ago.

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The Portuguese manager also disclosed that Sir Alex Ferguson tried his best to succeed him shortly after the latter's retirement months before the public knew, but the Blues blood in me won't allow such happen.

The 52 year old manager re-joined Chelsea on a four year deal after leaving Real Madrid in June 2013, a month after Ferguson had announced David Moyes would be replacing him at Old Trafford.

"Every manager in the world looks at Man Utd as a huge club but I wanted to come to Chelsea," he told BBC.

"And we didn't bring that to the table because we were so open and he knows so much about myself that he knew that for almost a season, I want to leave Real Madrid and I want to come to Chelsea.

"He told me a huge secret, not many people knew, like, one month or two months before the decision. I know that he trusts me, because if he doesn't, he doesn't tell me but I was scared.

"I was scared so when finally he informed the media about this decision it was a sense of relief."

Mourinho's Blues romped to the Premier League title last campaign after finishing third in the Portuguese's first season back on English soil for his second stint at Chelsea, whom he had parted ways with in 2007.

Meanwhile, Manchester United finished seventh in their first Premier League season without Ferguson before Louis van Gaal took charge and leaded them to fourth in 2014-15. BBC