Former Chelsea manager: Why Jose Mourinho won’t be sacked
Carlo Ancelotti issues his backing for under-fire Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Carlo Ancelotti believes that Chelsea have made the right decision in opting to back under-fire manager Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks following the Blues’ disastrous start to the new season.
Mourinho’s men slumped to their seventh Premier League defeat in 12 games on Saturday as they were beaten 1-0 by Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
That loss left the west London side down in 16th place in the Premier League table and just two points above the relegation zone.
However, it appears Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has opted to stand by Mourinho and is backing him to turn his club’s fortunes around.
And former Chelsea boss Ancelotti, who has been touted as a possible replacement for Mourinho should he be sacked, feels that the west London club should back their current manager.
Ancelotti told the Daily Mail: “I would have no problem with Chelsea.
“But Jose won’t be sacked. They already choose to keep him, and I think they made a good choice.”
He continued: “I look from a distance at Chelsea and I think they won the title easily last year and I don’t think they are so motivated this year.
“It’s true that the manager has to be able to motivate players, but the manager cannot motivate a player if the player is not self-motivated. It’s impossible. They have lost something and it’s difficult to change like a switch. You have to work slowly to change.
“But Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world, no doubt. I look at his body language and he’s OK. He is not so worried. He has confidence. During the Dynamo Kiev game, the supporters were singing his name. He’ll sort it out.”
Chelsea return to Premier League action with a home clash against Norwich City after the international break.