Carlo Ancelotti is all set to begin a new journey in the Bundesliga after finding huge success in England, Spain and Italy. The managerial great recently gave his thoughts on Jose Mourinho’s imminent arrival at Manchester United.
Three-time Champions League winning manager Carlo Ancelotti has backed Jose Mourinho to be a success at Old Trafford, while also lauding Louis van Gaal’s difficult tenure at Manchester United.
“I think it is a good wedding [with United] because Mourinho really knows the Premier League well,” he said, according to the Daily Telegraph.
“He is one of the best coaches in the world and Manchester United at this moment need someone who can improve what they did in the last two years with Louis van Gaal.”
Ancelotti also expressed sympathy for former manager Louis van Gaal, making mention of the massive rebuilding job the Dutchman had on his hands.
“My opinion is that he arrived in a moment when he needed to rebuild a team after Rio Ferdinand, after [Paul] Scholes, after [Ryan] Giggs, after Ferguson and it takes time. The same thing happened to Milan. When Milan lost [Paolo] Maldini, [Gennaro] Gattuso, [Filippo] Inzaghi it was difficult to rebuild the team quickly, they needed time.”
The Special One at a special club
Jose Mourinho has been linked with a move to Manchester United since he and Chelsea parted ways last December. In fact, the connection goes back even further, as the Portuguese was believed to be very keen to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. However, public sentiment remained stacked against Mourinho with a number of influential figures at the club reportedly against his appointment.
Louis van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United has been far too disappointing though, and the club now need a steady hand to guide them back to the top. Jose Mourinho is arguably one of the best modern football managers and his availability is something the Red Devils simply cannot ignore. Based on his record, Mourinho is the best man for the job and Manchester United are set to make a very sensible appointment.