‘Sacking Mourinho would be foolish’

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would be “foolish” to sack manager Jose Mourinho, says former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The reigning champions are 14th in the Premier League obtaining lost eight of their 15 matches this season.

It has been reported that Mourinho could be sacked  if the Blues fail to win their subsequent two games.

“There is no point in sacking one of the greatest coaches of all time,” mentioned Ferguson.

“He has sacked so numerous coaches in the final 10 years. I am certain he has learned by it.

“He has to trust and have self-assurance that Jose can turn it round. In every nation he has managed in he has won the big trophies.

“It would be foolish to sack him. It would be poor management.”

Mourinho returned to Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and won the league and Capital One particular Cup in his second season, adding to the two league titles, FA Cup and two League Cups he won for the duration of his very first spell at the club from 2004 to 2007.

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich has has nine managers for the duration of his ownership of Chelsea

Amongst his stints at Stamford Bridge he won 4 main trophies with Inter Milan and two at Real Madrid.

“Now is the 1st time he has been confronted with non-achievement during his entire profession,” stated Ferguson, speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt London occasion.

“For the 1st time in his life he has had to deal with undesirable publicity and adversity and that is a challenge.

“But there are indicators they are acquiring back to a balance, though they lost on Saturday.

“All excellent leaders will ultimately uncover a solution. I know the guy and I know the perform he has completed in football and I can’t see it lasting extended.”

On Saturday, Chelsea travel to league leaders Leicester, who are two points clear at the top of the table beneath manager Claudio Ranieri and 17 ahead of the Blues.

Ferguson stated: “This is a large opportunity for them. The way they are playing, they could win the league.

“They have a challenge now of whether they can go the complete way with this present squad. If I was Claudio Ranieri I would want investment in January.”

Chelsea managers below Roman Abramovich

Name Trophies won

*Interim manager

Claudio Ranieri (2000-2004)

Jose Mourinho (2004-2007)

Premier League (2004-05, 2005-06), FA Cup (2006-07), League Cup (2004-05, 2006-07)

Avram Grant (2007-2008)

Luis Felipe Scolari (2008-2009)

Guus Hiddink (2009)*

FA Cup (2008-09)

Carlo Ancelotti (2009-2011)

Premier League (2009-10), FA Cup (2009-ten)

Andre Villas-Boas (2011-2012)

Roberto Di Matteo (2012)

FA Cup (2011-12), Champions League (2011-12)

Rafael Benitez (2012-2013)*

Europa League (2012-13)

Jose Mourinho (2013-present)

Premier League (2014-15), League Cup (2014-15)