Chelsea captain John Terry believes new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will get a 'great' reception when he returns to Stamford Bridge next season.
Mourinho, who was dismissed as Chelsea boss back in December, is set to embark on a new challenge at Old Trafford ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
The Portuguese tactician is one of the most revered managers in world football and Terry, who has twice played under his regime, believes he will be a success in Manchester.
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In fact, Terry has described the appointment as 'fantastic news' for the Red Devils while claiming that it will be interesting to come up against him in the Premier League.
Despite Mourinho joining one of Chelsea's rivals, Terry expects the Stamford Bridge faithful to hand him a fine reception.
Terry speaks out
As reported by The Sun, the 35-year-old, who was speaking at the Horan and Rose charity dinner, stated: “It’s fantastic news for Manchester United.
“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.
“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.
“The weather is slightly different maybe... but it’s a fantastic place to be and I’m sure he’ll settle in well with the likes of Ryan Giggs — hopefully he’ll stay and support him as well.
“I’ve come up against Jose for various teams before so it will be interesting.
“He’ll get a great reception when he comes back to Stamford Bridge, for sure. First and foremost we have to look at ourselves this year and fight for the title.”
It certainly looks set to be an interesting period for all involved and it's safe to say that both Manchester United and Chelsea will be hoping to improve after disappointing campaigns last season.
The Red Devils ended in fifth position in the Premier League table, while Chelsea were way back in 10th place.
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