Mourinho ready to succeed Fergie at Man Utd

Mourinho has been linked with succeeding the 37-year-old in the past and admits he would struggle to say no to the Old Trafford hotseat.

He said: “Who can say no? Nobody could say ‘no’.

“Manchester United belongs to a small group of clubs around the world where nobody can say ‘no’.

“But I don’t believe he is leaving in 2010. I think he will be the same the year after, healthy and happy.

“I don’t see a reason for him to quit and I hope he still goes on.”

He added on his relationship with Fergie: “We both know how to lose and we know how to win.

“That’s why after the 14 matches we have played between us – Porto, Chelsea and Inter – whether I win, he wins, or we draw, afterwards, the same respect is there.”