In what would seem as a shock move for fans of Chelsea football club, reports have emerged that Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich and his board members consisting of club president Bruce Buck, Marina Granovskaia, Eugene Tenenbaum and club sporting director Michael Emenalo are to hold an emergency meeting today, to decide on Mourinho’s fate as the club manager.
Mourinho, who is a renowned football manager around the globe, had failed to live up to expectation this season. His team dip in form is a shock to both Chelsea fans and even rival fans.
Chelsea had their 9th defeat against Leicester City on Monday night and as a result, they are currently just a point above relegation zone.
Speaking after the defeat against Leicester City, Mourinho insisted that he felt betrayed by his team performances and that he see a different approach to his team play, contrary to his instruction.
“We conceded two goals that were unacceptable. Said Moirinho
“One of my best qualities is to read the game for my players and I feel like my work was betrayed.”
“All last season I did phenomenal work and brought them to a level that is not their level and more than they really are,” he continued.
“When some of your players don’t hit the levels they are capable of it is hard to see. This season we are doing so bad for some reason, not all of them.
“To turn things around, I know only one way — working at the top level. Day by day in training I have no complaints with them. But is it frustrating to see what they are doing in training and what they do in matches? Clearly yes.”
The tactician has been no doubt Chelsea most successful coach, but his time at Stamford Bridge could come to an end today or over the weekend should he lose to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
However, Daily Star claims that Abramovich could be forced to fork out £40m to pay off Mourinho as Chelsea will have to buy out his four-year, £250,000-a-week deal, if they vote against him continuing today.