Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has backed under fire Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to overcome his current bad spell.
The Blues gaffer has ensured the worst start to his managerial career losing four out of eight matches in the premier league and will hope all begin to change after the International break when they entertain Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
“I think that Jose’s press conference the other day was challenging the owner to support him in a bad time,” Ferguson told American show Morning Joe.
“At times you maybe don’t think you’re getting complete support from everyone, but it happens. It’s not always correct, and I don’t think it’s correct what Jose’s thinking at the moment – I think he’s got the support.
“He will find a solution. It may take a few weeks, but you’ve got to remember, he’s lost his goalkeeper [Thibaut] Courtois, who’s a fantastic goalkeeper.
“John Terry is in a little difficulty adjusting to his last season maybe, who knows – he played every game last season, the best central defender they’ve ever had – and he’s in a difficult time.
“So if the spine of your team is not what it normally is, do you expect to get consistent results? I don’t think so.”
Chelsea sit 16th in the table with just two victories from their first eight games, while defeat to Porto at the end of September leaves them third in their Champions League group.