Jose Mourinho is confident that he can still turn things around at Chelsea if he is given more time. But according to reports, he has only time until 7th November to save his job at the Stamford Bridge.
The reigning champions were inflicted their sixth Premier League defeat of the season by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who fought their way to a victory after going down by a goal inside the opening four minutes.
Following the loss, Chelsea stay at 15th in the Premier League table and are already out of the league cup after suffering defeat from the hands of Stoke City on penalties.
Talking to BBC on the aftermath of the home defeat to Liverpool, the 58 year old Portuguese manager said if he remains in charge he will he will turn things around at Chelsea.
The sixth defeat of the current season is the highest number of defeats Mourinho has suffered in a single with Chelsea, the former being the 6 defeats in 38 matches during the 2013/14 season.
Many have believed the defeat on Saturday will be last match he will be in charge of Chelsea and the Liverpool fans were singing in full voice “you’re getting sacked in the morning”.
But at the same time, the Chelsea fans showed no hesitation in backing the manager who brought them the title six months ago. The fans were chanting Mourinho’s name loudly after Benteke’s goal put the game to death.
On the top of the Chelsea board, owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly in no hurry to sack the title-winning manager, with the fan sentiments playing a bigger role at the moment. We may even see the Russian billionaire further backing his manager when the transfer window re-opens in January, if he manages to stay.
The real problem for Mourinho is with his proven track record of success and what he has to deal with currently is an unknown territory. For the manager who build teams capable of winning titles, it is an unfamiliar situation where he has to lift his team from bottom of the table.
Although, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to allow his manager more time, sources close to the Stamford Bridge reveal that Jose Mourinho has two games to save his Chelsea job, starting off with the Champions League clash against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.
Failing to win against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League’s Group G clash at Stamford Bridge may even put Chelsea’s chance of qualification to knock out stages in danger. They are currently third in the group with a point less than Dynmo and a 3 points difference from the group leaders Porto.
Despite the result, the trip to Stoke City on 7th November will be crucial for Mourinho. Rumors suggest that ex-Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is interested to take over the reigns on a temporary basis.