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Chelsea give under-performing coach Mourinho vote of confidence

Jose Mourinho has led his team to four defeats from eight league games this season

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 5 Oct 2015
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho (Reuters)
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In the face of terrible recent results, Chelsea announced on Monday their continued support for Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho.

The English Premier League champions are 16th in the league after eight games, losing four, drawing two and winning two, leaving Jose Mourinho talking about the possibility of being fired.

The British media, so quick to start campaigns for managers to be fired in the past, have so far been remarkably soft on the man who told them he was “special”.

"If the club wants to sack me, they have to sack me, because I'm not running away from my responsibility, my team," Mourinho told Sky Sports after Saturday's 3-1 home loss to Southampton.

"If the club sacks me, they sack the best manager this club has had," Mourinho said. "And the message is again that bad results, the manager is guilty. That is the message the players have had for a decade."

On Monday the club renewed their faith in the controversial manager.

"The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support," read a statement on the club’s official website.

"As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team's performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it," the statement added.

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