Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he “cannot promise” that the Blues will qualify for the Champions League next season.
Chelsea sit 15th in the table after winning three league games this season and losing five and reports from England suggest the Portuguese could be shown the exit door if he fails to beat Liverpool on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho in a press conference on Friday refused to comment on whether he has received reassurances from Chelsea’s board and owner Roman Abramovich about his future but pointed to the failure of Manchester United and Liverpool to qualify for the Champions League in recent seasons.
“Chelsea is a big club. It’s the club that I choose to come to. It’s a club I live in a very specific way every day.
“Liverpool is a big club, Manchester United is a super big club. Last season Liverpool win nothing and didn’t qualify for the Champions League.
“Two years ago Man United didn’t qualify for the Champions League – not even Europa League – and won nothing.
“They are still a monster club, but that’s football.” Mourinho said as quoted on BBC Sports.
In August, Mourinho signed a four-year contract extension until June 2019, but Chelsea have suffered the worst title defense since the Premier League began and have lost half of their 10 league games this season.