Legendary former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ahead of his 1000th game as a manager.
The Portuguese coach has been inducted into the LMA’s Hall of Fame 1000 club.
Ferguson told the LMA website: “Reaching 1000 matches as a manager will be such a proud day for both Jose and his family and rightly so.
“To reach this landmark as a manager is an outstanding accomplishment for Jose, particularly whilst excelling and winning titles in four European leagues and of course winning two Champions League trophies along the way. Jose’s achievements will always ensure that he is acknowledged as one of the managerial greats.
“On behalf of the League Managers Association, congratulations and welcome to the Hall of Fame 1000 Club Jose.”
Commenting on his achievement, Mourinho said: “I am obviously very pleased to be reaching the milestone of 1000 matches managed this weekend, but at the same time it is always in my nature to be looking forward to the next match instead of dwelling on those precious matches that I have experienced so far in my career.
“To be inducted into the League Managers Association 1000 Club is an achievement that I am proud of and I thank the LMA for remembering this milestone and the many matches my teams have won during this time.”
Mourinho will take charge of 1000th game as manager when Roma host Sassuolo on Sunday.