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Jose Mourinho picks his Premier League & Champions League favourites, hopes for Manchester United’s revival

Jose Mourinho, following his recent departure from Roma, has opened up and shared some memories. In a candid interview on Rio Ferdinand’s FIVE YouTube channel, the Portuguese manager, with a notable spells at clubs including Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid, and Manchester United, cast his views on the Premier League and Champions League outcomes.

Mourinho, having managed the Red Devils from 2016 to 2018, holds a special affinity for the club, expressing a wish for its resurgence to the top of English football. Reflecting on his time at United, he humorously hinted at the possibility of a belated league title from the 2017/2018 season, should Manchester City be punished for any Financial Fair Play irregularities.

For the current season, Mourinho tips Manchester City as favourites for the Premier League title, potentially edging out Liverpool for a historic fourth consecutive triumph. His predictions for the Champions League see a fierce competition between City and his former club, Real Madrid, with a personal nod towards Los Blancos for the victory, given the Spanish club’s legacy and his connections there.

The 61 year old tactitian also addressed opportunities he passed up during the three-year stint with Roma, which included rejecting the chance to coach the best Portuguese national team in history its history, and a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia.