Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he’ll stay on as the Blues boss until the owner (Roman Abramovic) or the board tell him they don’t want him to, citing his professional pride and the love for the club as his reasons to stay on.
Chelsea took an early lead at Stamford Bridge thanks to another Willian free-kick but could not build on the advantage as Southampton came from behind to thrash Mourinho’s men 3-1.
Speaking to the press after the abysmal display of his side, the former Real Madrid man insists the poor run will not force his exit, noting that he said the same last season when the team was flying high.
“My professional pride and love for this club are the combinations that points to the fact that I am staying on.
“There is no way I will resign. Chelsea cannot have a better manager so there’s no chance that i will run away. I have no indication at all that the club’s long-term plans for stability have changed.
“It’s time to be all together. By December, January or February, the team will be back in the top four. I spoke to the players this week and they confirmed they think I am the man for the job.
“I agrees with suggestions that I now need to start some of the young players and Loftus-Cheek is the most ready.” The Chelsea boss said as quoted on the Blues’ official website.
Southampton leveled shortly before the break through Steven Davies after what had been a fairly even first half and then had the better of the second period, going ahead on the hour and extending the lead on the break not long after. Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle were the scorers.