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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Picture: Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Picture: Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Picture: Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS

NEW Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Manchester United made a "good decision" in appointing David Moyes as successor to Alex Ferguson – but has warned that the former Everton boss will need to be given time to make a success of his new role.

Mourinho (pictured) was touted as a possible replacement for Ferguson at Old Trafford, with the 71-year-old finally stepping aside at the end of last season.

The Portuguese coach, who has signed a four-year contract with Chelsea following his departure from Real Madrid, maintains Moyes deserves his shot at one of the highest profile jobs in world football.

"They have made good decisions," he said.

"David proved himself at Everton. Okay, no trophies, but it's not easy to get a trophy when you manage Everton and he was not far from doing that.

"He has good experience, good work. I am more than happy, and I feel very happy for him.

"Man United will give him the time to adapt to a new dimension.

"He has never played a Champions League match so people can't expect him to be a fish in water in that first match.

"Give him time, stability. United is perfect for that, so that's a very good choice."


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