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Jose Mourinho will be a success at Man United - Terry

John Terry says Jose Mourinho will be a success at Manchester United Credit: PA

John Terry has backed his former boss Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United this season and suggests the fight between the new Premier League managers will be great for English top-flight football.

The former Chelsea manager was appointed this week as the successor to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, while Antonio Conte takes over at Stamford Bridge after UEFA Euro 2016 and joins a host of new managerial faces in England.

Pep Guardiola will pitch up at Manchester City this summer, while the likes of Leicester City, Liverpool and West Ham United all brought in new managers at the start of, or during, last season, and Terry thinks the battle of minds on the sidelines will make for intriguing viewing in the new campaign.

It's fantastic news for Man United. I'm sure the Man United fans and players will be delighted with (Jose Mourinho's appointment) it. I've said many times before, he's the best manager I've worked under and a real delight.

It's a shame the way he finished at Chelsea this year but I wish him well because he's a great manager and a great man as well, he'll be great for Manchester United I'm sure.

I think it's great for English football, not only what Leicester achieved last year with Claudio Ranieri coming in, Jose and Pep Guardiola up in Manchester, Conte coming to Chelsea as well, there's a real fight among the managers.

I think it's going to be interesting, not only for football in general but also for the Premier League.

– John Terry

Manchester United fan secures 'first' signed Mourinho shirt

Manchester United fan Steven Ribeiro celebrated the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager by grabbing himself a piece of memorabilia.

Steven Ribeiro dashed to get his shirt signed upon hearing the news of his famous neighbour's appointment.

He secured the first signed shirt from Mourinho as he left his London home on the morning of the announcement.

Portuguese Ribeiro, who lives in the same area as his famous countryman, said he was prepping for a job interview when he heard the news and rushed to get his special memento.

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