Mourinho eyeing Fergie's job

LONDON: Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho admitted Tuesday that he would jump at the chance to step into Sir Alex Ferguson's shoes at Manchester United.

Mourinho's name has been mentioned frequently since his exit from Chelsea as a replacement for Ferguson, should the 67-year-old Scot decide to retire.

"I would consider going to Manchester United but United have to consider if they want me to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson," Mourinho told the Daily Mirror. "If they do, then of course.

"I like England, where the fans are very passionate and make the game a beautiful occasion with such an incredible atmosphere."

Mourinho guided Chelsea to back-to-back championships.

However since the Portuguese's controversial exit two years ago, Chelsea are now onto their fourth manager and have failed to recapture the title, while he has now won Serie A as well with Inter.

"I had many conversations before Chelsea and I decided on a divorce," he said. "It was difficult for me because we loved each other but the relationship went in one direction and it was best for everyone.

"Since I left I became champion again but they have not been champions again. I keep on winning and they don't."