Former Chelsea manager, Roberto Di Matteo has backed Mourinho, believing he still remains one of the best coach in the world.
Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge is under speculation after leading Chelsea to seven league defeats.
However, Di Matteo thinks stability is needed at Chelsea and reminds critics of Mourinho’s success last season.
“I really hope Mourinho is going to stay long term, stability is so important for the club,” Di Matteo was quoted as saying by London Evening Standard.
“We have short memories but only four months ago we won the double.
“Chelsea have been so successful for the last 15 years and it can happen that you have a bad year, but there is so much quality in the team and the club has one of the best managers in the world.”
Di Matteo made over 100 appearances for Chelsea between 1996 and 20002 before retiring at Stamford Bridge.
He returned to the club as assistant manager in 2011, eventually becoming caretaker manager following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas and guiding them to Champions League glory and the FA Cup.