John Terry backs Jose Mourinho for Man United success


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John Terry has backed former coach Jose Mourinho to bring success back to Old Trafford after being appointed Manchester United manager last week.

The Portuguese boss had been out of work since leaving Chelsea in December, just months after guiding them to the Premier League title.

His departure came amid rumours of unrest within the dressing room and the mood at Stamford Bridge immediately appeared to change once he was removed and replaced by the more amiable Guus Hiddink.

Questions have been raised over whether his confrontational personality could lead to a similar situation at United, having also fallen out with key figures in the final months of his first stint at Chelsea and during his time as Real Madrid boss.

However, his captain at Stamford Bridge, Terry, does not think this will be the case and has tipped the 53-year-old to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

“Mourinho’s appointment is fantastic news for Manchester United,” Terry told Sky Sports. “It was unfortunate the way it ended at Chelsea this year but I wish him well because he’s also a great man. He’ll be great for Manchester United, I’m sure.

“I’m sure that United’s fans and players will be delighted with that because, as I’ve said many times before, he’s the best manager I’ve worked under.

“I’m sure he’ll settle in well with the likes of Ryan Giggs – hopefully he will stay and support him as well.”

Manchester United are currently 5.50 to win the 2016-17 Premier League title, with local rivals Manchester City the 2.88 favourites, while Chelsea are fourth in the betting at 7.00.

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