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Published: 19:29 | 16/12/15

Mourinho confident of staying on


Jose Mourinho is confident he has the support of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich despite the club's poor form this season.

Jose Mourinho is confident he has the support of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich despite the club's poor form this season.

Chelsea have lost eight of their 15 Premier League games this season and currently sit 14th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone.

Their poor start to the campaign prompted speculation that Mourinho would be sacked but he was given a vote of confidence by Abramovich on October 5. However, the club have continued to struggle.

Saturday's defeat to Bournemouth has done little to ease the pressure on Mourinho but the Portuguese believes he will not be sacked.

"This is not a one-man responsibility," Mourinho said ahead of Chelsea's Champions League tie with Porto. "There are no ifs. Wins, draw, or lose. I am an optimistic guy. There are no ifs."

When asked why he would keep his job, Mourinho added: "I did lots of good things in this club for the owner to know the quality I have. And if the owner shows me that belief twice - one when he brought me back to the club, the second time when he gave me a new contract, for four years - I don't think the owner is a person to change with the wind.

"I know the wind with the results is an important wind. I know this wind is really strong, because the results in the Premier League are really bad, but I think the owner knows who I am, what I gave to the club and the owner believes I am the right person to do the job.

"Now I don't speak about the owner. I speak just about the reality of the situation. You can read these bad results and focus everything on the manager.

"You can look at the results and look to players with performances below acceptable.

"You can look to this and look to the unlucky decisions that we are having in every competition, not just the Premier League.

"You can look in many directions and you can decide."

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