It has been reported that former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has backed Jose Mourinho to lead his team out of their current predicament.
The reigning Premier League champions find themselves sitting 14th on the table after 14 matches which has attracted plenty of criticism mainly in the direction of Mourinho.
Grant, who took the West London club to the Champions League final in 2008, is of the belief that Mourinho was the man to guide them to success last season so should also be given the opportunity to to lead them out of the mire.
Ghana boss Grant told Sky Sports News HQ : “It is not easy, but I think Jose deserves a chance,”.
“I didn’t like when they made him the genius, and I don’t like what they are doing to Jose now, saying ‘He is useless’ or something.
“It is not like this, it is too extreme. He is a good coach but, like any other person, he is facing tough times.
“He needs to show he can handle pressure but don’t judge him only by the quality of his interviews when he is under pressure. He is a good coach, a nice guy, and he can get out of it, for sure.”