Alex Ferguson feels Chelsea will dominate English football under Jose Mourinho
Former Manchester United manager feels that Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will be the team to beat in the coming years
London, May 27 (IANS) Legendary manager Alex Ferguson said that Chelsea and its current coach Jose Mourinho will continue dominating English football in years to come after the 'Blues' won this season's Premier League title.
Mourinho was named Manager of the Season after guiding Chelsea to their first league title in five years, having spent a Premier League record of 274 days in first place of the standings, while also winning the League Cup.
The Portuguese did not collect the award in person on Tuesday as it clashed with Chelsea's end-of-season gala, but his former rival Ferguson was full of praise for the recipient.
"He is a successful man, a winner. He deserves the award. He had the best squad. John Terry played every game. Champions will always be the ones to beat. Jose knows his squad well. He's settled. It's going to be a very successful few years for Chelsea," former Manchester United manager Ferguson was quoted as saying by goal.com on Wednesday.
The 73-year-old added, "There's a change in Jose, he's looking at long term and what's coming through, the next few years are going to be sore for us."
Sir Alex finished his final season at Manchester United with the club’s 20th ?League title. Ever since then, United have struggled to push for a title challenge. Under David Moyes, they finished seventh in the season while Louis van Gaal managed to guide the Red Devils to fourth this season.
It is interesting to note that before Mourinho joined Chelsea for a second spell, he was strongly linked with a move to replace the Legendary Scot. But the Portuguese manager eventually ended up at his old club Chelsea.
In his second spell at Chelsea, Mourinho finished third in the League last season before clinching the title with a substantial margin this term. The 52-year-old manager also won the Premier League manager of the year.