Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hailed ‘special person’ Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and wished him a speedy recovery.

Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday and it was reported on Sunday that he is recovering well.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has joined an ever-growing list of football figures in wishing Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy recovery following his brain haemorrhage. He told reporters: ‘My reaction when this type of situation happens, I’m very sad. Very sad because I have had the possibility to know him, him and his wife, and to understand that this is a special person. He is not a normal person. As a manager he won many titles in his career. I think I appreciate a lot the man. Yesterday, I must be honest, this news changed my day in a bad way. But we hope to see him quickly, to have our best wishes to recover very, very soon. Now it’s very difficult, we want to stay very close also to his family.’ #BlueIsTheColour #CFC #CFCFans #CFCFamily #CFCTillIDie #BPL #EPL #PremierLeague #PreSeason #CFCTour #Champions #ComeOnYouBlues #PremierLeagueChampions #ChelseaFC #COYB #KTBFFH #IfItsNotBlueItWillBe #CFCArmy #TheBlues #Chelsea_KTBFFH #ChelseaFans #ChelseaKWT #CFCNews #CFCTransfers #CFCTour #AntonioConte #Conte

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The Scottish remains in intensive care following a successful operation and Conte is the latest man to send him best wishes.

“I am very sad. He is a special person. He is not a normal person, or just a manager who has won a lot of titles in his career. I appreciate the man,” he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

“This news changed my [mood] in a bad way, but we hope to see him quickly. Our best wishes to recover very soon. It is very difficult, but we want to stay close to his family.”

Ferguson was in charge of the Red Devils for 26 years from 1986 to 2013 after taking over from Ron Atkinson.

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