It Will Be Foolish To Sack Mourinho – Ferguson

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Former United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken in defence of under-fire Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.

The ‘Special One’ is having a torrid season so far losing eight of their 15 games including a 1-0 league loss at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.

“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,” Ferguson said.

“It would be foolish to take that step to sack him. That would be bad management. It’s not leadership.”

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

Between his stints at Stamford Bridge he won four major trophies with Inter Milan and two at Real Madrid.

“Now is the first time he has been confronted with non-success during his whole career,” said Ferguson, speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt London event.

“For the first time in his life he has had to deal with bad publicity and adversity and that is a challenge. But there are signs they are getting back to a balance, although they lost on Saturday.

“All good leaders will eventually find a solution. I know the guy and I know the work he has done in football and I can’t see it lasting long.”

On Monday, 14 December, Chelsea’s next league game sees them travel to league leaders Leicester, who are two points clear at the top of the table under manager Claudio Ranieri and 17 ahead of the Blues.

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

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

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