Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho best in the world
Cesc Fabregas defends under-fire Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Cesc Fabregas says Jose Mourinho is the best manager in the world.
The Chelsea boss is coming under increasing pressure after a 3-1 defeat by Southampton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
We (Chelsea) are not well, but we will do better. We have the best coach for the club
The west London side are languishing in 16th place and 10 points behind current leaders Manchester City following their fourth defeat of the season.
The defending Premier League champions released a statement supporting their under-fire manager earlier this week.
And Fabregas, who was brought to Chelsea from Barcelona in a £27m deal by Mourinho last summer, leapt to the defence of the Portuguese coach.
“He is the best coach in the history of the club and the best we can have,” Fabregas is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“Personally, he helped me in a very complicated moment of my career and he gives me confidence.
“I will do whatever he asks. In man-to-man situations he helps me a lot and I respect him for that.
“Mourinho is different in person from when you see him on television. I know because I’ve experienced it.
“We (Chelsea) are not well, but we will do better. We have the best coach for the club. People have not forgotten that five months ago we won the Premier League and a cup – but we have to change the situation fast and soon.”
Chelsea have lost to City, Crystal Palace, Everton and Southampton this season.
Mourinho returned to the west London side in June 2013 after he left Real Madrid to move back to Stamford Bridge.
The 52-year-old has won the Premier League and the League Cup since his return to the defending champions.