Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has backed Jose Mourinho to succeed with Manchester United next season.
The duo will link up for a charity match at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, as an all-star cast of English celebrities face off against a Rest of the World side managed by Claudio Ranieri.
Allardyce will take the lead role due to Mourinho’s recent commitments with Man United, but he is expecting the Portuguese boss to quickly get Man United back to their winning ways.
“It is great to see him back. I am glad he stayed in the Premier League and I think he is great for the Premier League,” he said.
“It’s attracting the best managers in the world now, I wished Jose all the very best for next season
“He has a fantastic club to try to turn back into a winning team and, on the basis of his record, I’m sure he will be very successful.”
With Pep Guardiola’s appointment at Manchester City, Man Untied have appointed the perfect manager with Mourinho to reignite the old rivalry in the Premier League this time.
He’ll be active in the transfer window to ensure he doesn’t fall behind and with City getting busy as Ilkay Gundogan already is making his way over to the Etihad there’s no doubt we’ll be looking to attract some world-class names to play at Old Trafford with Ibrahimovic said to be already in the works.
There’s here’s no doubt Mourinho will make United well worth watching next season and his touchline antics combined with the likes of Ibrahimovic will make the next few years very exciting for supporters of the club.