Three days after Manchester United confirmed the departure of one club legend in Ryan Giggs, another man will hope to make the first of many great impressions on his way to making his own mark in one of the biggest football clubs in the world. Over a month after Manchester United confirmed their new manager, Jose Mourinho will take his first press conference at Old Trafford, and if is anything like his previous ones, it is going to be an absolute doozy.
Mourinho is revered and loved by the England press because he gives them quotable quotes, unlike several of the other managers, who just go by a set template, and do not swerve from it, no matter what.
While one of the main criteria for Mourinho joining Manchester United is thought to be the Portuguese not making the club about himself, there will be, no doubt, quite a few more of those quotable quotes in there during his interaction with the media as Manchester United manager.
Mourinho has already started to make quite an impact at his new club, signing Eric Bailly from Villarreal to add a bit more quality to the defence, no doubt, the place from where he will build his Manchester United team, and signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer, after the Swede's contract with PSG expired.
Mourinho's relationship with Ibrahimovic, forged during their time at Inter Milan, played a big part in the enigmatic striker signing for Manchester United, and expect the Zlatan topic to come up quite a bit during the former Chelsea manager's press conference.
The Portuguese will also be asked about his other summer transfer targets, and while not too many answers might be forthcoming, there are a few more players expected to come in, chief of them being Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Mourinho's exit from Chelsea last season is not something the Portuguese will look back fondly on, but it will be interesting to see how he copes with the questions regarding that sacking and how that might affect his current tenure with Manchester United.
The silver-tongued, and silver-haired, manager, however, is more than equipped to handle those sorts of questions from the media, with the only real question being just how entertaining/over the top (depending on your perspective) the press conference will be.
Where to Watch and follow live
Jose Mourinho's first press conference as Manchester United manager is scheduled for an 11 a.m. BST (3.30 p.m. IST, 6 a.m. ET) start.
Live coverage of the media conference will be on MUTV (coverage starts half an hour earlier), while live updates will also be available on Manchester United's official website. Sky Sports News is another place where you can watch Mourinho's first press conference.