Following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the new Manchester United coach, former legendary coach of United, Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken out over the appointment.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho
Former legendary Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has finally opened up on the decision by United owners to hired former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
According to Metro, Sir Alex Ferguson has backed new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to be a ‘massive improvement’ on previous boss Louis van Gaal.
Excitement around Jose Mourinho’s appointment was ramped up when the 53-year-old was officially unveiled at Old Trafford yesterday, addressing the media for the first time in typical confident fashion. Mourinho revealed his longtime plan for the club and major transfer target.
Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as the manager of Manchester United three years ago and, in that time, the club have had four different men in charge (if you consider Ryan Giggs’ interim period).
It was a tough ask for any manager to fill the footsteps left by Ferguson, a challenge David Moyes felt the weight of more than anybody else.
‘I think he’ll be a massive improvement, I really do,’ Ferguson told Sky Sports.
‘I thought Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea…I think it is always difficult to go back somewhere for a second time.
‘But in terms of ability, charisma, personality, success he’s had, he’s won the Champions League with two different clubs, 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.