London: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hailed Louis Van Gaal as a "nice guy" as he prepares to pit his wits against the veteran Dutchman in the Premier League next season.
Mourinho said: "He is a great football manager and I am happy he joins me in the same country and the Premier League.
But more important than that, he's a great guy, a great man and I wish him good."
Former United assistant manager Mike Phelan said Van Gaal's "strong personality" would make him the ideal fit to step into the considerable shoes of Sir Alex Ferguson.
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