Emmanuel Petit tips Chelsea legends to form dream team and rescue struggling Blues

Mauricio Pochettino is battling to save his job as Chelsea manager (Picture: Getty)

Emmanuel Petit has tipped a managerial dream team of Jose Mourinho and John Terry to rescue Chelsea’s season.

Mauricio Pochettino is battling to save his job following disastrous back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Wolves which saw his expensively assembled side concede four goals on each occasion.

The Argentine came out fighting in his press conference ahead of tonight’s FA Cup fourth round replay against Aston Villa, while it is understood that, at present, Chelsea’s board have no plans to make another mid-season managerial change.

Speculation surrounding Pochettino’s job stability, however, continues to mount and with Mourinho now out of work after he was sacked by Roma last month the prospect of a third spell at the Stamford Bridge helm is starting to appeal to a disillusioned fanbase.

Todd Boehly brought back fans’ favourite Frank Lampard last season following Graham Potter’s dismissal and Petit believes the prospect of Mourinho working alongside the most decorated captain in Chelsea’s history on a short-term basis would make sense.

He told compare.bet: ‘I’ve seen the speculation that Mourinho could come in with John Terry as his assistant

‘When you think about it, it could be something interesting. He would give the team character and personality.

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‘At the moment they are a broken team and he could be the man to come in and fix it. I actually think they need a manager who will have a proper vision of what needs to be done with the players that are there.

‘They have to stop buying players and looking at how they can develop what they have there already. Chelsea need to develop an identity, because at the moment they don’t have one.’

Pochettino, meanwhile rejected suggestions he said Chelsea’s players are not good enough, claiming his words following Sunday’s defeat by Wolves were taken out of context.

John Terry and Jose Mourinho could form a managerial dream team at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

John Terry and Jose Mouirnho won three Premier League titles together at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

A visibly emotional Pochettino said at the time he understood supporters’ fury in the aftermath of a 10th league defeat in the 23 games of his tenure, and intimated neither he nor the team have been good enough this season.

He has now moved to clarify his position, criticising reports which he felt deliberately took his words not in the spirit in which they were meant.

‘Now (when) I’m watching TV and media, some guys take advantage of some situations to take my words out of context,’ he said. “That question came from my post-match press conference – are the players good enough to be in the top four or top six? I said, ‘today, we were not good enough, and me the first’.

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‘Then they said, ‘Pochettino said the players aren’t good enough’. What? It’s taking it out of context, my words. In that game, we were not good enough. I don’t want to hide the reality.

‘Be careful. Some people take advantage, when we lose a game, to say things that never appeared in my mouth. That upset me a little bit.

‘The most difficult thing is to explain to my wife. ‘Why did you say the players are not good enough?’ I never said that. You know what I had to do last time? To show her the press conference. That is not a joke. It is the reality we live in.’

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