Naming himself ‘The Special One’ may have played a big part in how we perceive him and the fact success has followed him wherever he has gone has helped inflate his ego but it appears his spell in Spain has taken a little something out of him.
Having been tormented by Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona including being on the wrong end of a humbling 5-0 loss as well as losing his 9 year unbeaten at home record has Jose lost a bit of confidence in himself.
It was previously thought that Jose was looking to take over from Sir Alex once he finally decided to call it a day but Gerry Armstrong has exclusively revealed to Talk Sport that Jose wants no part of the Old Trafford hot seat.
Speaking to Richard Keys and Andy Gray on their radio show, the pundit claimed:
“He doesn’t want to be the next manager of Manchester United because he thinks the next manager of Manchester United is going to fail.”
Whilst he doesn’t want to takeover when Sir Alex retires he will be ready to take over from Sir Alex successor.
Guess Pep has brought him down to the earth with a bump!