Former Chelsea and Barcelona player Deco has endorsed Jose Mourinho for the Manchester United job.
His fellow Portuguese have been heavily linked with a move to the Old Trafford side following the struggles of current manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman who gave Mourinho a chance as assistant at Barcelona is set to be replaced by the former Real Madrid manager.
Deco who worked under Mourinho during their time together at Porto believes that the 53-year-old can lead the Red Devils back to the glory days.
‘I think he will change them a lot,’ Deco told Squawka. ‘United need to be back at a high level and Mourinho is the man to do that. He will bring their confidence again, for the players, for the fans, for the people. You cannot win something without it.’
On a visit to Singapore, Mourinho told reporters when asked about his next career move, he said: ‘I always feel that it’s better to wait, not to rush, better to be calm, to wait for the right moment, the right move.
‘I feel that starting the next season with a new club and project is probably the best thing for me.
‘It’s quite a funny career. I am the English champion, and I still have no job.
‘I read so many different things. One day it says I go to China, another day it says I go to Italy, and people say I’m back to Inter Milan. I’m here – probably, you are saying I will to the Singapore national team.
‘But the reality is I have no job, and at the moment I’m happy not to have a job.’