London: Jose Mourinho has been under the limelight ever since he was appointed the manager of English Premier League giants Manchester United last week. Most have favoured the move while others have trashed the move. Some have also said the Portuguese is now out-dated.
Chelsea captain John Terry, however, has come out in support of his former boss and said Mourinho would be a success at Old Trafford.
“It’s fantastic news for Man United,” Terry said. “I’m sure the Man United fans and players will be delighted with that.
“I’ve said many times before, he’s the best manager I’ve worked under and a real delight. It’s a shame the way he finished at Chelsea this year but I wish him well because he’s a great manager and a great man as well, he’ll be great for Manchester United I’m sure.”
Mourinho was sacked from his job at Chelsea in December last year after a disastrous season for the Blues.
Terry further added, “I’m sure he’ll settle in well with the likes of Ryan Giggs, hopefully he’ll stay and support him along with the team.
“I’ve come up against Jose for previous teams before, he’ll get a great reception when he comes back to [Stamford] Bridge, for sure, but first and foremost we have to really look at ourselves this year and start fighting for the title again,” Terry added.
The English Premier League will see a fight for the trophy along with managerial acumen as former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will take charge of Manchester City, while ex-Juventus and Italy boss Antonio Conte will take over at Chelsea.
Mourinho and Pep have always been counted as the top managers the world of football has ever seen and it will only be a delight for football fans to watch.
Terry said, “I think it’s great for English football, not only what Leicester achieved last year with Claudio Ranieri coming in, Jose and Pep Guardiola up in Manchester, Conte coming to Chelsea as well, there’s a real fight amongst the managers.
“I think it’s going to be interesting, not only for football in general but also for the Premier League,” Terry concluded.