What is going on at Chelsea, where is last year champion? The Blues lost their 4th game in the League and their second of the week after the 2-1 Champions League defeat in Porto. Mourinho is definitely in danger and some rumors already have him out of the team. The club is 16th in the table, second worst defense and lost 50% of their games… No comments it’s the crisis!!
Mourinho speaks to the media:
‘No way I resign, no way.
Why? Because Chelsea cannot have a better manager than me. There are many managers in the world that belong to my level, but no better. So no chance I run away.
‘Why? For two reasons. One: because I have my professional pride and I know I’m very good at my job. Secondly because I like this club very much. If that’s not the case it could be different, but in the accumulation of both situations I want the best for my club and the best for my club is for me to stay, so I stay.
‘When we were champions last season I said I was going to stay until the owner and the board wanted me to leave. No club can persuade me to leave; no financial offer can persuade me to leave. I’m going to stay until the day the owner and or the board say: “Jose, it’s enough”. I said that when I was a champion and I say that now when I am 16th in the table. No chance I resign. That is completely clear.
I know that you know the history of this club, and you know every time the results were not good there was a change of manager, but when I was contacted to come back, I was told “we have had so many managers and we know you are the best. I think it’s time for the club to act in a different way, to mark a position: a position of stability, a position of trust. Three months ago we were all together on the bus with the cups. It’s time for us all to be together now at the bottom of the league.
I think in December, January, February, we are top four. To be champion will be very difficult, but top four is completely doable. When you are in such a bad season with such a bad start, if at the end of the season you finish in the top four it’s because you kept the balance in a difficult season. For me everything is clear. I have been in football for a long time and the power is always with the owners and the boards in the end. I was taught that from day one in my life, I was coached to understand and respect that all the time.
‘Do the players trust me and feel I am the man for the job? This week we spoke about it and the answer was undoubtful.’