Image: The Independent

Image: The Independent

English Premier League’s most decorated manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is convinced Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho will succeed at his new post even though he’s currently struggling.

Speaking at a charity event broadcasted on Sky Sports, Ferguson spoke extensively about Mourinho at United and his decision to return to his old club, Chelsea three years ago after a very successful first stint between 2004 and 2007.

On Mourinho’s chances of succeeding at Old Trafford, Ferguson said: “I think Manchester United is the right kind of club for him. I think he’ll do well.”

United’s current form under the self-proclaimed Special One has left United fans doubting if the 53-year-old will do  better than David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal, his predecessors.

Ferguson whose retirement from his role as United’s manager has left the club unbalanced ever since, backed his thought on Mourinho’s possible success at United with reasons.

He said: “The ability, charisma, personality, his success is high. Won a European Cup twice with different clubs, won a Europa (League) with Porto, winning title with all the teams he’s managed.”

Fergie apparently thinks Mourinho’s experience at top level will help him navigate United back to where they belong; amongst Europe’s elite.

On Mou’s decision to return to Chelsea for a second spell which turned out to be a major disaster for his career, Fergie opined that Mou shouldn’t have returned.

He said: “I thought Jose was wrong to go back to Chelsea, I really do. I think it’s always difficult going back to somewhere for a second time.”

Mou’s second spell at Chelsea wasn’t an outright disaster. He led the Blues to the Premier League title in style in his first season.

His second season wasn’t to be half as good as the first. In Mou’s second season, Chelsea put up the worst title defence in the history of the Premier League, hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone in a season that saw the team finish 10th.

Author: Yemi Olarinre