Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has backed Maurizio Sarri to succeed at Stamford Bridge, despite a difficult start to life in the Premier League.

Chelsea are in the driving seat to finish in the top four following back-to-back victories over Tottenham and Fulham. If we are to win our game in hand, we will leapfrog Manchester United and be in fourth place. That’s despite a string of poor results over the winter period.

This season may still turn out to be a successful one, but it hasn’t been without it’s difficulty. It was unclear if Maurizio Sarri was going to keep his job a couple of weeks ago. We still don’t know for sure if he will be employed beyond this summer.

Despite Sarri’s struggles, former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes that he will prove to be a success in SW6, just as The Special One was over two stints here. Mourinho, who has turned to punditry while jobless, is quoted by Standard Sport saying:

“Maurizio comes to England with more than 20 years of experience in football. I think he’s ready, the main difficulty is imposing his style of play which is the way he always played with Napoli.”

“The Premier League is the [league] where you sometimes have to lose your identity a bit to adapt to the characteristics of the game and the opponents.”

“He will learn in time, the second season will be better for him.”

Mourinho claimed while still Chelsea manager that, once retired, he would go on TV and defend us to death. He has certainly kept his promise to the fans. Perhaps he’s hoping to talk his way into a third crack at the managerial position at the Bridge…

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