Steven Gerrard’s autobiography has been serialised by the Daily Mail for the past couple of days.
As expected, there’s a lot of hype surrounding the book and interestingly, the passage that’s making most rounds is the one that involves Jose Mourinho.
It’s no secret that Stevie G has been a long time admirer of the special one and the English midfielder had almost signed for Chelsea a decade back before the deal fell down.
Now, in his autobiography, the midfielder makes it clear that he would have loved for Jose Mourinho to manage Liverpool as he would have been “a perfect match” for the club:
“It was clear that, tactically, he could set up his team to win any football match… because he was a pure winner. But, more than that, he created a special bond with each squad he managed.
“You heard it in the way his players spoke about him. You saw it in the way they played for him.
“For me, the ideal situation would obviously have been for Mourinho to have managed Liverpool. He was linked with a move to Anfield a couple of times, but it never materialised. I know I’m biased, but I think it would have been a perfect match.
“The Liverpool fans would have loved him and he would have known exactly how to turn that love into adoration. He always told me about his deep respect for our supporters. Jose would have had a fantastic time bringing huge success to Liverpool.”
I am pretty sure that if Jose had managed Liverpool, they would have been dominating the English and the European football. Same goes with Arsenal or Manchester United. That’s how good a manager he is! Fortunately, Jose chose to come to Chelsea, and we have been reaping the reward for that even now.
“If Jose Mourinho had managed England in 2004 and 2006 I’m convinced we could have reached at least one major final.
“Imagine what he could have got out of a group that included (David) Beckham, (Paul) Scholes, (Michael) Owen, (John) Terry, (Gary) Neville, (Wayne) Rooney, (Sol) Campbell, (Rio) Ferdinand, (Frank) Lampard, (Ashley) Cole, Gerrard and a few others.”
Source – Liverpoolecho
Jose Mourinho has expressed his desire to manage the England National Team a few times. Maybe, once he calls time at Chelsea (and I hope that doesn’t happen for a long time!), it would be the Three Lions who would be lucky to have his services. Maybe they can even win something then!?
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