The Chelsea hierarchy have told Jose Mourinho that his job as the club’s manager will be safe if he can keep the club in the top four, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
Mourinho’s future has recently been thrown into doubt following an extremely poor start to their title-defending campaign, in which the current English champions only accumulated 8 points from their opening eight games and sit 16th on the table.
However, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is sticking to the Portuguese boss that led his club to three league titles, and is giving the former Real Madrid head coach time to turn the situation around.
Abramovich has been known for his trigger-easy decision to fire managers in midseason following poor performances, so Mourinho knows he will need good results against Aston Villa, Liverpool, and West Ham United when the league fixtures resume after the international break.
But, ‘the Special One’ did reveal that he will quit if his players no longer support his decisions.
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