Frank Lampard has backed Jose Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United should he replace Louis van Gaal this summer.
Mourinho has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford and rumours last week suggesting that he has already signed a pre-contract agreement at Old Trafford.
Lampard, who won a number of trophies with the Portuguese at Chelsea, claims that Mourinho has all the right attributes needed to succeed at Man United.
When asked whether Mourinho could bring success back to United, Lampard said: “I think Mourinho can manage anywhere in the world.
“I think he’s shown it with his record and whether it’s with Porto, a so-called smaller team in Europe; Chelsea, the success he had there; Inter, again taking a team that’s hardly won the Champions League to go and win it; Real Madrid.
“No job will be too much for him. [Manchester United is] not an easy job, similar with Antonio Conte with Chelsea [the Italian is expected to take over in the summer], but he certainly has the attributes to do it.”
Mourinho is a proven winner who has won trophies at every club he has managed. Indeed, there is little disputing his achievements in the game.
However, critics point to his off-field behaviour and reluctance to play youth as reasons why he might not be the right fit for United. While they are valid points, United are in no position to ‘play it safe’. They need the highest chance of success possible and Mourinho would deliver exactly that.