Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has no doubt that Chelsea would be making a serious mistake if they sacked Jose Mourinho.
According to the rumours if the Blues will loose today at Stamford Bridge against Liverpool, the Special One will be axed from Chelsea’s bench. But Carragher is convinced that such a decision would only make Chelsea weaker as there is nobody good enough to replace the Portuguese coach.
Carragher wrote in his Daily Mail column :
“They would be making a serious mistake. If Chelsea lose and the axe falls on Jose Mourinho, what would they hope to achieve by changing their manager once more?”
”Less hassle and better results would be the simple answer. Many people are enjoying seeing how Mourinho is embroiled in the worst run of the Roman Abramovich era, and should Liverpool win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday the general feeling away from the King’s Road will be delight if he is sacked.”
“Ask yourself, however, why they would be delighted: it is because he is good, the best manager Chelsea have ever had. If he is sent on his way by Abramovich at this point of the season, Chelsea will be weaker and their rivals’ chances of success will automatically be improved.”
”It is why the key decision-makers at Stamford Bridge need to take a step back and consider what is at stake. For all the managerial changes they have made in the past 12 years, the only man who has been capable of delivering sustained results in the Barclays Premier League is Mourinho.”
”Chelsea were ruthless last season, which makes the sharp downturn in their fortunes so difficult to understand. I am gobsmacked by how bad their results have been and just as gobsmacked that a manager who I believe is worth 10 points during a campaign has not yet found an answer.”
”You should also not under-estimate how distracting and unsettling the episode with Dr Eva Carneiro will have been for the players. If you are looking for someone at a football club, the first place you should go to is the medical room. It is the hub, the place where everyone meets.”
”But what do they do if Mourinho goes? They are only recruiting from a small pool of candidates. Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone aren’t going to leave their jobs in the middle of a season, for instance, while sacking Mourinho to bring in Ancelotti would not be an improvement.”