Chelsea’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (L) arrives on the pitch ahead of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on October 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
Samuel Eto’o has backed under fire Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to turn around the most difficult start to a season in his managerial career.
The former Cameroonian international played under Mourinho at Inter and later Chelsea and although he is surprised on the Blues current predicament he is confident that they can bounce back under the Portuguese.
But Eto’o told RMC: “I don’t think that it is true. I don’t see Mourinho contacting Paris Saint-Germain.
“Mourinho can save any club. He did it in the past and he could still do. But I do not think he will leave Chelsea.
“I think he can help his club to regroup and trigger some very good results.”
However, the pair famously fell out during their time at Stamford Bridge when Mourinho made off-camera remarks about Eto’o’s age.
“Jose was wrong but I’m not going to blame Jose forever,” added the former Cameroon international.
“This happened, this is several years behind us. If I was angry with all the people who have done things not right in football, I will be angry with many people.
“There is a lot of emotion in football and sometimes we say things we regret.”