The former Liverpool defender has criticised the Blues boss for his behaviour in post-match interviews after he was handed a one-match stadium ban
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has criticised Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and claimed that his behaviour is embarrassing the Premier League champions.
Mourinho has come under severe pressure after the Blues lost their sixth top-flight match of the season to Liverpool on Saturday, with the Portugual coach critical of referee Mark Clattenburg after the game.
The 52-year-old was then handed a one-match stadium ban on Monday for his antics in the previous loss to West Ham United, where he allegedly tried to enter the match officials’ dressing room at half time.
And Carragher believes Mourinho is only making the situation worse for a Chelsea side struggling for form.
“He has to change some things and these interviews have got to stop, because they’re embarrassing him and they’re embarrassing the club,” he told Sky Sports.
“Maybe he’s trying to create a siege mentality but I don’t think the players would be totally agreeing with the manager, blaming referees. Chelsea were very poor at the weekend.
“This paranoia has got to stop that ‘the world is against them’, because they’re not.”
Despite Chelsea’s problems, Carragher believes owner Roman Abramovich should stick with Mourinho.
And the ex-England international also insisted that members of the playing squad should take some responsibility for the club’s terrible start to the campaign.
“I’m a massive fan of Jose Mourinho and I’d like him to stay because there’s been too many changes in the past at Chelsea,” he said.
“These players performances have been shocking. It’s about time we took more of a look at them. The manager is always in the spotlight.”