According to sources, the Chelsea board of directors including owner Roman Abramovich held talks Monday about the future of their manager Jose Mourinho following a 2-1 defeat to league leaders Leicester City.
Chelsea now sit one point above the relegation zone in 16th place having taken 15 points from 16 games, an astounding 33 points dropped. Abramovich supported Mourinho back in October but the results haven’t improved since then.
Mourinho blamed his players Monday for the team’s poor form saying they “betrayed his work”. The Leicester scorers Monday were Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, players Mourinho claims he warned his team about.
A number of managers have been linked to the job at Stamford Bridge recently. Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, and former blues boss Carlo Ancelotti may all be long term replacements. Yet they may prove difficult to sign mid-season. There is also speculation that Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink may be turned to as an interim manager.
The January transfer window will be an opportunity for Chelsea to bring in much needed quality players and cast off others. Yet the question remains, will Jose Mourinho make it to January?