Jose Mourinho Is The Heart Of Football – Claudio Ranieri (NEWS)

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has described Jose Mourinho as the “heart of football” and believes he has to come back soon after he was sacked by Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho’s two-and-a-half-year tenure as Manchester United manager came to an end on Tuesday – the limp 3-1 defeat to Premier League leaders Liverpool the final straw for Ed Woodward and the club’s hierarchy.

The Portuguese has already been linked with a return to Real Madrid and Ranieri urged Mourinho to return to management soon.

“I send a message with him. We are very friendly,” Ranieri told reporters.

“I think a man like Mourinho has to come back soon, so too [former Chelsea head coach] Antonio Conte. These managers are the heart of football.

“They win in every country. It’s good for all the managers to see them on the pitch.”