Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has given his backing to recently appointed Red Devils head coach Jose Mourinho.
Ferguson believes Mourinho will be a “massive improvement” over former boss Louis van Gaal.
“I think he’ll be a massive improvement, I really do,” Ferguson was quoted as saying by Reuters [via Sky Sports television] on Tuesday.
Ferguson stated that he thought Mourinho was wrong to take over Chelsea last season and that returning to a club as a manager can be difficult.
The Portuguese manager was of course sacked by the Blues in December just seven months after winning the Premier League title following a dismal run of results.
Ferguson underlined that Mourinho is still a manager of the highest caliber who has proven he is capable to coach a side like United.
“I thought Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea…I think it is always difficult to go back somewhere for a second time,” Ferguson added.
“But in terms of ability, charisma, personality, success he’s had, he’s won the Champions League with two different clubs (Porto and Inter Milan), he won league titles with all the teams he’s been at…his record, you can’t ignore.
“I think United is the right kind of club for him and I think he’ll do really well.”
Ferguson established himself as a club legend winning 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies during his time in charge of United.
The former manager retired in 2013 and was replaced by David Moyes before Louis van Gaal took charge. The Dutch manager was sacked last May shortly after guiding United to FA Cup glory.
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