Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly survived a meeting of the Blues’ board after Saturday’s humiliating home defeat to Southampton.
Mourinho in a post-match interview feared he would be sacked after Chelsea suffered their sixth defeat of the season and even appeared to challenge Roman Abramovich to sack him after the game.
But Sunday reports from England suggest the Portuguese has been given a stay of execution the support of the board as they attempt to turn their campaign around –the Daily Mail reports.
After Chelsea hit a new low with the 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho in a seven-and-a-half minute speech on Sky TV said;
“I don’t run away. If the club wants to sack me they have to sack me because I’m not running away from my responsibilities or my team.”
Abramovich may be furious at Chelsea’s current form but it appears there won’t be no immediate danger of the former Real Madrid boss losing his job.
Abramovich had to pay £18m to Mourinho when he ended his first spell back in September 2007 following a series of disagreements.
The owner also realises that this current run of results is the worst period of Mourinho’s illustrious career, something the Portuguese acknowledged himself in a press conference on Friday.
Mourinho has won three Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge as well as the FA Cup and three League Cups.
Chelsea resume after the international break with a home match against Aston Villa on October 17.