Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he believes it’s just a matter of time before Jose Mourinho turn things around at Chelsea.
The reigning champions have struggled in the league, having already lost eight out of 15 games and sitting in 14th place with a mere 15 points. The Blues are coming off a 1-0 defeat at home to newcomers Bournemouth.
Manager Jose Mourinho has been under pressure, especially by the media, but he’s now getting a vote of confidence by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I have been watching José recently and spoken to him a couple of times, and this is the first time he has been confronted with non-success,” Ferguson told The Guardian.
“If you look at his whole career there has been nothing but a rise all of the time, so for the first time in his life he has had to deal with bad publicity, adversity, and that is a challenge for him, but there are signs he is getting back to a balanced level although they lost on Saturday.
“I watched the match and they could have won by a few goals, but they lost, and then he has still has to face that sort of negative publicity and it is never easy for a manager in present-day football because the media attention is huge.
“Football today is such a big financial industry, the television deal is [worth] billions, there is the press involvement, there is pressure from their own fans, it is a very high-risk industry today.
“The sort of average time a manager lasts now is a year throughout the whole country and that is not a big time. For José, I think all good leaders will eventually find a solution I think he will get back to normal.
“It is not looking great at the moment but I know the guy and I know the work he has done in football and I can’t see it lasting long. I can’t see it.”
Chelsea takes on FC Porto on Wednesday in the Champions League.