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​Mourinho always knew difficulty of accepting Man Utd job

Jose Mourinho is not in the least surprised at the difficulty of being Manchester United manager.

The United boss is no stranger to feeling the pressure with his previous roles at Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea, all clubs where managers are expected to win trophies.

"I knew it wouldn't be an easy job," said Mourinho. "I had that experience before.

"You go to clubs with a huge history where people look to the history and not to the moment and the expectations are high but the job is difficult.

"I have had that experience with other clubs so nothing new for me."

"When I went to Real Madrid, we were in a difficult moment. No league title for many years, no cup title for many years, not even a Champions League quarter-final for many years.

"It was hard but it was good and it was good for my development as a manager too."

Ian Ferris
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