Pellegrini defends Mourinho: I don’t understand owners’ impatience
The Chelsea boss is the latest Premier League manager to see his job come under scrutiny but having faced speculation himself, the Chilean sympathises with his rival’s position. Manuel Pellegrini has hit out at the impatience of Premier League club owners as pressure mounts on Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
A 1-0 defeat to Stoke City on Saturday has left Mourinho, who missed the match due to a stadium ban, fighting for his job at Stamford Bridge despite having guided the club to Premier League and League Cup glory last season.
Pellegrini himself saw his position come under scrutiny as Manchester City failed to defend their title, while speculation linking Pep Guardiola with his job has continued into the current campaign.
“I read every day that Chelsea will sack Mourinho,” Pellegrini said ahead of City’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa. “It has also happened to [Manchester United boss Louis] Van Gaal and me.