Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri believes Jose Mourinho will make a huge impression at Manchester United and can be their most successful manager since Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ranieri was replaced by Mourinho at Chelsea, before the Portuguese won consecutive league titles.
Mourinho was appointed to replace Louis van Gaal, whose two-year reign ended in disappointment with the club failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Van Gaal’s predecessor David Moyes lasted only 10 months in the job, but Ranieri feels that Mourinho is the right man to leave a legacy at Old Trafford.
“Mourinho can be the new Ferguson,” Ranieri said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
“He will not stay 26 years, but he will leave his imprint.”
Speaking about the other new appointments in the Premier League this summer – Antonio Conte at Chelsea and Pep Guardiola at Man City – Ranieri added: “Antonio and Chelsea are made for each other. Guardiola seems to be the right man in the right place.”