Jamie Redknapp: Why Jose Mourinho is right choice for Man United
Jamie Redknapp explains why Jose Mourinho is only realistic choice for Manchester United
Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho is the right choice for Manchester United despite previously expressing his reservations over the former Chelsea manager.
The Red Devils paved the way to appoint the 53-year-old as their new manager after the FA Cup winners sacked Louis van Gaal on Monday night.
The Dutchman ended the club’s three-year trophy drought at the weekend after a 2-1 extra-time victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Redknapp was an outspoken critic of Mourinho during various points of the coach’s second reign at Stamford Bridge, particularly over his treatment of Juan Mata.
However, the former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder believes Mourinho was the only realistic option for the 13-time Premier League winners.
“I think it is because of the options that are out there,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“Jurgen Klopp isn’t available, Pep has gone to Manchester City. Simeone really going to leave? Conte is at Chelsea.
“It was very difficult for them. If you’re looking to change, Jose Mourinho is a serial winner. He knows how to win.”
Mourinho led Chelsea to their fourth Premier League title in May 2015 before he was sacked six months later following a dreadful start to the defence of their crown.
United finished in fifth place and behind Manchester City on goal difference.