I Don’t Know How My First Walk To The Manchester United Dugout Will Be – Jose Mourinho



New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits he is itching to complete his first walk from the tunnel to the dugout at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese will make his home debut as the Red Devils boss in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial game against Everton on August 3.

And the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager is intrigued to feel the atmosphere from the United supports as he walks to and from the dugout every match.

“It’s a pity that it’s not tomorrow because I’m waiting for that moment,” the 53-year-old said in an interview with adidas Front Row.

“I’ve had so many years in football at a high level, so obviously I am not nervous, I feel very calm and I know that I am ready for the job, but to go into the stadium as Man United manager… I’m sure that will be special.

“It’s a stadium where you have a 50-metre walk [from the tunnel to the dug-out], which is different to my previous clubs. In all my previous clubs the tunnel was connected with the bench; there wasn’t that space to feel good or bad feelings, because when things go well you normally feel the good feelings and when things go wrong you feel the bad feelings.

“I think the 50-metre walk will give me a few seconds where I will have the chance to feel it.”