Lionel Messi backs Jose Mourinho to succeed at Chelsea

Messi backs Mourinho to succeed
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Lionel Messi believes that Jose Mourinho will succeed at Chelsea because he is "a great manager" but insists that Real Madrid will be just as strong without him.

Lionel Messi has backed former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho to succeed in his new role at Chelsea.

The Barcelona star also insisted that Madrid will provide just as much of a threat with Carlo Ancelotti in charge.

Messi also spoke about his potential club partnership with new Barca signing Neymar.

"I think the Spanish league is difficult anyway, and will continue being difficult," Sky Sports News quotes Messi as saying.

"Mourinho was a great coach but we know that Ancelotti is equally great. I think Mourinho will also succeed back at Chelsea because he's a great manager.

"I know Neymar is a great player who will bring a lot to Barcelona. God willing, we will be able to play together at Barca."

Messi is currently under investigation for tax evasion charges.

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