Mourinho backed Slutskie, Abramovich invited him to Chelsea
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho commented on the dismissal of Leonid Sulcki of Hull City. The leadership of the “tigers” freed the former CSKA (Moscow) mentor for the weak results of the team in the Championship. On the eve of a match between United and CSKA in the Champions League, Russian journalists were interested in Mourinho’s opinion on the subject.
“This is life, and the best in the world were layoffs, even England’s champions,” Mourinho said, referring to himself. “If I’m not wrong, since the beginning of the season, five Premier League managers have lost their jobs. When he came to England, Leonid must have been aware that such an outcome was possible if the results were not good. Coaches rarely receive a great credit of confidence. In this regard, Championship is no exception. “At the same time, it was likely that Chelsea’s boss Roman Abramovich was likely to invite Slutskii to the club and is expected to replace Michael Emelalo as a sports director.
Abramovich and Slutskii have been friends for many years, and this is another prerequisite for the Russian specialist to start work at Stamford Bridge.