What Ferguson said about Jose Mourinho when Abrahamovich was about to sack him
Ex United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson sent a message to Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich when he was about to dismiss Mourinho at Stamford Bridge 3 years ago.
The Portuguese was approaching the end of his second spell as manager of the London club and the good times were quickly coming to an end.
Chelsea were not grinding out the best results and, finally, the unforgiving Abramovich took his action and relieved the Portuguese of his duties.
But before he axed Mourinho, former Manchester United legendary boss, Alex Ferguson sent a message to the Russian and warned him that he would be making a grave mistake to let Mourinho go.
Abramovich has to trust and have confidence that Jose can turn it around, it does not make sense to fire one of the best coaches of all time, Ferguson said in 2015.
Mourinho has won the European Cup twice, won the league in each country in which he has coached in, has won the big trophies.
It would be foolish for him to take that step to dismiss him. That would be bad management; It is not leadership, that.
And now, Mourinho is on the verge of losing his job at Manchester United after a dismal start to the season and series of reported disagreements with players.