Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that his job is safe and that he will not be walking away from the club despite their poor start to the campaign, the Daily Express reports.
The Blues take on Everton this weekend having won just one game out of their opening four encounters, leaving the beginning of their Premier League title defence in tatters.
Mourinho was also delivered more bad news this week when it emerged that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois would be missing for the next four months with a knee injury (via Express).
Chelsea’s start to the season has been marred by very public arguments with the club’s medical staff, and a disappointing end to the transfer window, which The Express believe alludes to a deterioration between the management and the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.
Mourinho has left Chelsea before following a difficult start to the 2007/08 season, but despite their recent troubles The Special One has insisted that he will not be walking away this time around.
“Let’s be objective. I don’t want to leave the club, in any circumstances,” he said. “And the club doesn’t want me to leave. I’m not going to walk away. The club is not going to sack me. Full stop.
“Why is it different from 2007? Do people think, if myself and Mr Abramovich collided, I would be back three years later?
“Just because I left it does not mean we collided. Right now we have one problem. We are not getting the results we expect to get.
“I have never had a start like this – four matches and just four points. I’m not happy – and I’m happy that I’m not happy.”