Struggling Chelsea boss still has friends in high places after Man United legend praise

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed struggling Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and believes owner Roman Abramovich would be ‘foolish’ to sack him, according to the Daily Star.

Despite winning the Premier League title at a canter last season, the Blues have lost all hope of even making the top four this season following the loss to Bournemouth on the weekend.

The result left them two points above the relegation zone and with eight losses already this season amid suggestions there has been a dressing room fallout.

However, retired Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson believes the Stamford Bridge outfit should stick by their controversial Portuguese boss.

‘He has to trust and have confidence Jose can turn it around’, believes the Scotsman.

‘There is no point in sacking one of the best coaches of all time’, he added.

The pair enjoyed a healthy rivalry during the mid-2000s during Mourinho’s first spell in charge of the West London giants.

It was against the former Real Madrid boss that Sir Alex contested his last ever European match, when Los Blancos knocked the Red Devils out of the Champions League in 2013.