Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says the club should stand by Jose Mourinho despite the appalling form so far this season, insisting that the Portuguese will turn the team’s fortunes around soon.
Ancelotti, who was sacked by Chelsea in 2011 after himself failing to retain the Premiership crown, says he did not expect Chelsea to begin their defence of the title to start so badly but that Mourinho is the right man to get the Blues’ season back on track.
Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport Ancelotti said this:
“I didn’t expect this crisis, but I do understand the reasons behind these problems. I think they are feeling sated.
“Last year they won by a mile, now they are more relaxed. Don’t worry, Mourinho will sort it out. He is the right man.
“Manchester City are the most complete squad in the Premier League, but every now and then they go off piste. They are not 100 per cent reliable.
“I’d watch out for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger did well to change their system, so he waits and counters to get the best out of the pace of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.”
Ancelotti left Real Madrid in the summer having replaced Jose Mourinho in 2013. The Italian reportedly turned down the Liverpool job before Jurgen Klopp took over.