Mourinho: Give Mazzarri and Seedorf time

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stressed that Inter and AC Milan coaches Walter Mazzarri and Clarence Seedorf need time to heal their clubs.

Inter boss Walter Mazzarri is facing the possibility of the sack, while Clarence Seedorf has taken over an AC Milan ship that is listing badly.

It has been a terrible time for football in Milan as Juventus look set to run away with a third straight Scudetto, while Inter and AC Milan are underachieving.

Milan axed embattled tactician Massimiliano Allegri and replaced him with rookie Seedorf, who has made a positive start to his coaching career.

And Inter may also change direction soon if the Italian press are to be believed as Mazzarri has had a dismal start to 2014.

But Jose Mourinho, who delivered a historic treble at Inter, believes the Milan clubs should be patient.

"I think Mazzarri and Seedorf need time and confidence from the club and the fans," Mourinho told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"If we're honest there aren't that many top players in their squads to build a super squad in just a few months - it will take time and faith.

"I am and always will be an Inter fan and I think Mazzarri deserves time and trust. I also respect Milan and I hope Clarence can work with peace of mind.

"Italian football needs Milan to be giants and so I hope he can guide our rivals up the table."

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