Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not planning to go anywhere despite a horrible start to the season for the defending Premier League champions.
Mourinho talked at length with the media after Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday and challenged owner Roman Abramovich to sack him.
“I do not run away,” Mourinho told The Guardian. “No way I resign. No way. If the club want to sack me, they have to sack me because I am not running away from my responsibility. Why? Because Chelsea cannot have a better manager than me. There are many managers in the world that belong to my level, but they are not better. Not better. So no chance I run away.
“I have my professional pride and I know that I am very good at my job, and also because I like this club very much. I want the best for my club, and that is for me to stay. So I stay. When we were champions last season I said I was going to stay until the owner and the board wanted me to leave. No club can persuade me to leave. No financial offer can persuade me to leave. I’m going to stay until the day the owner or the board tell me: ‘José, that’s enough.’ I said that when I was champion. I say that now when I’m 16th in the table.”
This weekend, fans saw two managers leave their teams as Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat resigned and Brendan Rodgers got sacked by Liverpool.