The news of Sir Alex Ferguson suffering a brain haemorrhage made Antonio Conte very sad, and the Chelsea boss wished the former Manchester United manager a speedy recovery.
Ferguson had emergency surgery on Saturday and Manchester United released a statement saying the operation went "very well".
Following Chelsea’s victory over Liverpool on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, Conte said as the Metro reported: "I am very sad. I have had the possibility to know him and his wife, to understand this is a special person. Not a normal person.
"He won many titles in his career and I appreciate the man. Yesterday the news changed my day in a bad way.
"We hope to see him recover quickly and our best wishes for this. Now it is very difficult and we want to stay close."