Bruno Fernandes wants to manage Manchester United one day.
The 26-year-old Portugal international wants to become the second Portuguese manager to take charge at Old Trafford – since he’s already thinking about his career beyond playing.
Right now, of course, his focus is on winning the Europa League with United and finishing the season strongly. Hopefully we can then move on to win Premier League titles as well as compete in the Champions League, which is something that was almost ripped from beneath us last week following the European Super League announcement.
“Now I’m seeing time passing and seeing kids coming from 2000, 2001, 2002, and my sister is from 2000, so it’s making for some confusion in my head,” he told club media during an exclusive Q&A.
“I’m trying to enjoy the football, you know. I think I want to be a coach. Honestly, I would like to be a coach.
“I don’t know which team I would like to manage. Of course, the biggest team if I can manage Manchester United, I will be happy. I can leave now just some words so if people see this, if I’m a manager in the future, the fans can make some pressure to bring me as a coach!
“But I think I would like to be a coach in the future. I’m not sure but for what I feel for football, for the feeling I have, I think I have to continue to be inside of football because my whole life is about this. So I think, in the future, it needs to be with football too.”
I really couldn’t imagine Fernandes saying anything different after being asked if he has a career in the game once he hangs up his boots.
It doesn’t sound like he is going anywhere but as a player it would benefit him to see what it takes to win the Premier League.
Next season we can dream of a challenge but that’s wishful thinking.