Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will fill the star power void left by Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement at Manchester United. Shearer wrote in The Sun: "The box office lost its biggest draw when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of last season.

"Then along comes Jose Mourinho to fill the void.

"You had to wonder when Sir Alex exited where all the drama, headlines and confrontation were going to come from.

"Because, let's be honest, while the football is obviously the main part, there is so much more that comes with making the Premier League what it is.

"While Manchester United under Sir Alex played some fantastic football, he also added a drama to title races off the pitch.

"Mourinho will certainly do that. More importantly, he will make Chelsea the team to beat once more."