SIR Alex Ferguson has warned Chelsea that it would be “foolish” to fire Jose Mourinho after a disastrous premier league campaign has left the defending champions in 14th place as Christmas rapidly approaches.
Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt in London on December 7, the former Manchester United manager advised Chelsea owner Roman Abramovitch against sacking the Portuguese.
“He has to trust and have confidence Jose can turn it 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.” Ferguson said in response to claims that Mourinho´s position was under threat.
Chelsea entertain Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday in a fixture that could determine the future of Mourinho´s second spell at the club after 8 league losses have thrown them out of contention for the title and possibly a place in Europe´s top competition next year.
His first spell in charge at Chelsea from 2004 to 2007 was marked by unprecedented success as he won two league titles, two league cups, and the FA cup with a team that became renowned as near impossible to defeat.