"Football coaches in England have more freedom to work, to sign up players they need, compared with Spain... Mourinho is my friend, I know him very well and I understand why he would like to come back to England" Sir Alex Ferguson said on Tuesday.
"However, my job at Manchester United is not over yet, so he might have to look for somewhere else to work" he added.
Ferguson praises the qualities of Mourinho as a football coach. "Mourinho is really good leading a group of footballers. He creates bonds among the group that are really strong".