Jamie Carragher: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is the NEW Sir Alex Ferguson

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Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is now the Premier League’s best manager, and draws major comparisons to former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mourinho led the Blues to their first EPL title in five years last season, and many are expecting a repeat of such success in the new campaign.

And Carragher will no doubt have boosted the Portuguese manager’s already sizeable ego after insisting that he is England’s new Fergie.

The former Anfield skipper is confident that Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United will fail to catch the defending champions again this season – but not because they have the best, rather they have the best manager.

“Just as Sir Alex Ferguson used to be, he is now the best manager. Having the best manager is worth points on the board. Jose is worth 10 points a season to Chelsea,” Carragher wrote in the Daily Mail.

“They haven’t really strengthened at all, but they don’t need to have the best team — they have the best manager. They can have the equal best team, but Jose is the difference.”

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Chelsea are set to start the new season with an almost identical line-up to the side that secured the Premier League title, and it is such confidence that Mourinho has in his squad that is far more intimidating than the heavy spending of rival Louis van Gaal.

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