Former Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Jose Mourinho can turn the current fortunes of Chelsea around and insist he is ‘one of the best coaches of all time.’
Chelsea suffered a bitter defeat at home to Bournemouth on Saturday and this was the first time a promoted side beat Chelsea at home since Charlton in April 2001.
The Blues have 15 points from 15 matches and are 14th in the league table, 14 points off third-placed Man City and 17 points adrift of league leaders Leicester City.
Reports in the Media on Monday indicated that Jose Mourinho could be sacked if Chelsea fails to qualify for the Champions League knock-out stage.
But successful manager Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his confidence in former rival Mourinho and belives he is the right man at the moment and urged Roman Abramovich to ensure trust in the Portuguese trainer.
“Roman Abramovich has sacked so many coaches in the last 10 years that I am sure he has learned by it. He has to trust and have confidence Jose can turn around.”
“There is no point in sacking one of the best coaches of all time, he’s won the European Cup twice, he’s won the league in each country he’s managed in, he’s won the big trophies.”
“For Jose, I think all good leaders will eventually find a solution. I think he will find a solution and will get back to normal [but it] is not looking great at the moment.”
“But I know the guy and I know the work he has done in football and I can’t see it lasting long, I can’t see it,” He spoke to TechCrunch Disrupt London Events.
Chelsea will play home to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday to seek for at least a point or better to progress to the next round of the competition.”
The Premier League Champions have lost eight games so far in the League and they will play away to league leaders Leicester City on Monday night fixture; a tough ask considering the foxes as the most consistent team in England this season.