ABRAMOVICH KNOWS I AM BEST MAN FOR THE JOB
The Portuguese has endured a torrid 2015-16, with the Blues losing eight of their 15 Premier League games, but he insists he retains the backing of the Russian owner Jose Mourinho insists that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich still thinks he is the best man to manage the club.
The Blues have lost eight times in 15 Premier League games this season and were beaten 1-0 at home by
newly-promoted Bournemouth last Saturday. Mourinho’s side face a crunch Champions League clash
with Porto at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, where a defeat could send them out of the competition.
The Portuguese has come under intense scrutiny throughout this season, but he is sure that Abramovich will not make any changes on a whim.
“I don’t think the owner is a person to change with the wind. I know the wind is really strong because of the Results in the Premier League, but I also know he feels I am best for the club.READ MORE | ‘ Mourinho lucky to keep job’
“The owner showed belief in me twice, first when he brought me back to the club and second when he gave me a new contract.
“You can read these bad results and blame everything on the manager. You can look at the results and look to
players with performances below acceptable. You can look to unlucky decisions we have been having.
“You can look to every direction and decide that it is not just one man’s responsibility.”
Mourinho had previously been asked whether he would still be in his position if Chelsea suffered defeat to Porto
and exited the Champions League.
He replied: “There are no ifs. You are a pessimistic guy, I am an optimistic guy.”
On the subject of fitness, Mourinho confirmed that both John Terry and Ramires are fit to play against his former side.