Jose Mourinho insists he is not nervous by the challenge of restoring Manchester United to past glories – but stopped short of calling the appointment his “dream job”.
Mourinho was appointed on a three-year deal earlier this summer in succession to Louis van Gaal, but only faced the media for the first time on Tuesday morning.
Speaking at the media call, Mourinho insists he is ready for the task of leading United into what he hopes will be a successful new era.
“I arrive into a club that is difficult to describe. I don’t like the nomination that many people use, dream job.
“This is reality – I am Manchester United manager. It is a job that everyone wants and not many have had the chance to have.
“I have it. I know the responsibility, expectation and the legacy of this club. I know what the fans expect from me.”
Mourinho insists he is ready for the weight of expectation at Old Trafford – and says his immediate target is to return to the Champions League, as well as play football to make the supporters proud.
“This challenge doesn’t make me nervous.”
Speaking about the absence of Champions League football, he added: “I hope it’s only one season.
“We have to make sure this club is where it has to be… which is the Champions League.
“Playing well is to score more goals than the opponent, concede less goals and to make your fans proud.
“We want everything at the same time.
“This is an aggressive approach. I want everything.”