Manchester United have made their biggest ever signing by hiring Jose Mourinho, says club's ex-chief Peter Kenyon 

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  • Peter Kenyon was the first chief executive to hire Jose Mourinho in the UK
  • He said that Mourinho immediately brought a winning mentality to Chelsea
  • Kenyon was immediately rewarded with two consecutive Premier Leagues
  • The Atletico Madrid advisor said Mourinho is exactly what Man Utd need 

Jose Mourinho is the biggest signing Manchester United have ever made, former United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon said on Friday.

Kenyon, who now works as an advisor for Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid, was the man who first brought Mourinho into English football as Chelsea manager in 2004.

He was immediately rewarded with two consecutive Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, and Kenyon has highlighted why another of his former sides will benefit from the Portuguese manager.

Peter Kenyon gave Jose Mourinho his first job in English football, appointing him as manager at Chelsea

Peter Kenyon gave Jose Mourinho his first job in English football, appointing him as manager at Chelsea

The 53-year-old Portuguese manager was officially confirmed as Manchester United manager on Friday

The 53-year-old Portuguese manager was officially confirmed as Manchester United manager on Friday

MOURINHO'S MAJOR HONOURS

Primeira Liga - 2002-03, 2003-04

UEFA Cup - 2002-03

UEFA Champions League - 2003-04, 2009-10

Premier League - 2004-05, 2005-06, 2014-15

FA Cup - 2006-07 

Serie A - 2008-09, 2009-10

La Liga - 2011-12 

'When I appointed him I was looking for someone who could bring a winning mentality to what was already a good team,' he said. 

'What Jose brought was a winning mentality and that led to Chelsea winning their first title in 50 years that season. That's the ability he has.

'He makes good players better. Everybody talks about new signings but the current players at Manchester will be better under Jose Mourinho.

'They'll get a coach who brings new techniques, new developments and forward thinking.

'I think he'll have an immediate impact. It's United's biggest ever signing.'

Kenyon said that Mourinho brought a winning mentality from the minute he was appointed at Chelsea

Kenyon said that Mourinho brought a winning mentality from the minute he was appointed at Chelsea

Kenyon, who worked for United from 1997 to 2003 before joining Chelsea, believes the Portuguese is 'a perfect fit' for the Old Trafford club.

'It's exactly what he needs, a big club, and that's what he's got,' he added.

'It shows real aspiration on the part of United and it's incredibly exciting to have him back in the Premier League.'

The Atletico Madrid advisor believes that the appointment of Mourinho shows 'real aspiration' on United's part

The Atletico Madrid advisor believes that the appointment of Mourinho shows 'real aspiration' on United's part

 

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