Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT: ‘For Chelsea to sack Mourinho would be farcical – who would replace him?’

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told talkSPORT it would be ‘farcical’ if Chelsea decided to sack Jose Mourinho following the Blues’ shocking start to the season, insisting there is no one who could replace him.Mourinho is feeling the heat at the Stamford Bridge helm after overseeing the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history.Chelsea are currently languishing 15th in the table following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham – their FIFTH loss from their opening ten games.The boss’ recent erratic behaviour has only intensified the spotlight on the club, with the boss refusing to speak to media following the reverse at Upton Park and then being slapped with a second FA charge of the season after he was sent to the stands against the Hammers.Reports in the media suggest Mourinho is on the brink of the boot and a defeat to Liverpool in their next Premier League fixture could be the final straw for Chelsea chiefs.But Redknapp believes the club would be crazy to part with the manager ‘who has won everything there is to win’.“You don’t go from being probably the best manager in the world to not being good enough and getting the sack in a matter of ten games,” the former Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers boss told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s incredible, really. If that did happen it would show you just how fickle this game is. What chance have you got as a manager if you’ve won everything these is to win and you still get the sack?“It doesn’t make sense to me,” he continued when asked about talk of Mourinho losing the dressing room. “I’ve spoken to Frank Lampard about Jose in the past and the players loved him, absolutely idolised him.“How do you replace him, who with? Where do you go? The only other name in the frame who is out of work at the moment is Ancelotti, but Carlo has been there before. He did a fantastic job there, but they let him go because they always wanted to bring back Jose.“Now Jose is back at Chelsea and I can’t see any way they can get rid of him, I think it would be farcical.”Mourinho looks a different man to the manager who walked into his first press conference upon his Chelsea return last summer and declared himself, ‘the Happy One’.Even the club’s own fans have started taking issue with his worsening mood, but Redknapp has backed the boss, insisting the former World Coach of the Year is simply ‘not used to losing’.He added: “Jose’s had praise heaped on him week after week, year after year, he keeps winning and it’s an easy game when you’re winning.“But suddenly now he’s getting beat and people are doubting him and it’s something he’s just not been used to. For the first time Jose has got to deal with that, and it’s not been easy for him.”last_img read more