Jose Mourinho has claimed that he would only quit Chelsea if he ever lost the trust of his players following a poor start to the 2015/16 season.
Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge is under heavy scrutiny after Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Southampton – their fifth loss of the season and fourth in the Premier League after just eight games.
The 52-year-old said after the Saints defeat that he would not “run away” and warned that the Blues hierarchy would be sacking “the best manager” in Chelsea history if they consider letting him go.
“People can say what they want. I think you should go straight to the players,” he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.
“Get a table at Cobham next week – John Terry doesn’t go to the national team, Diego Costa doesn’t go, Ramires doesn’t go. Ask them.
“If they tell you they don’t trust me, that is the only thing that can make me resign. The only thing. But not fake sources. The players at the table.”
Chelsea who are currently 16th on the log will be back in Premier League action on October 17 for the visit of Aston Villa after the international break.