Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel said that despite the very poor performances of the Blues, Mourinho should not be released because he is the most successful manager in the club’s history and deserves the second chance.
After losing 3-1 against Liverpool, Chelsea is just four points above the relegation zone and 10 off the Champions League places. Despite this, Obi Mikel believes that the only Mourinho can turn around Chelsea’s form.
Mikel told the The Times:
“José knows this club more than any other manager,”
“He’s the most successful manager in the club’s history. Last year we were champions and we won two trophies so if anything is wrong, if anything can be fixed, he is the one to do it.”
“There’s no one out there that is going to come in and fix what’s going on. If you tell the team that we are not giving 100 per cent then there is the doubt, but we are giving 100 per cent.”
“We’re playing for the manager, we’re right behind him, and our performances show that we’re right behind him. He deserves a chance.”
“The fans are still behind him. The players are definitely behind him. We will turn things around, and it’s just a matter of time.”