Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he would resign the day his players would stop supporting him.
On Saturday night, 3rd October, Jose Mourinho had attended a crisis meeting with the top management of Chelsea Football Club after yet another embarrassing defeat against Southampton.
It has become a season of managers quitting or getting sacked in the Premier League. Yesterday, Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat was the first manager to get sacked followed the much-anticipated sacking of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is also under immense pressure as his team is struggling at the bottom half of the table with 8 points from first 8 matches.
This the worst possible start in the Blues’ history in a long time.
At the meeting, Mourinho survived a great scare but he made it clear that if he loses support and faith from his own players then he would quit his job at the club.
Mourinho was quoted: “Go straight to the players. If they tell you they don’t trust me, that is the only thing that can make me resign. The only thing.”
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is understood to have remained at Stamford Bridge until around midnight after the shambolic 3-1 defeat by Southampton.
The champions’ top brass were alarmed by the disastrous defeat, which saw fans turn on Mourinho and left his players incredulous as Nemanja Matic, thrown on as a half-time substitute, was replaced after just 26 minutes.
That humiliation is understood to have gone down particularly badly, despite the Special One’s insisting he did not mean to hang the Serb out to dry.
And on Sunday, Chelsea captain John Terry said: “We have a big group of players and we have the best manager who we remain behind and we remain together.
“That is what you do in tough circumstances. I have been here a long time and I have seen managers come and go and if anyone is going to get us out of this hole it is going to be Jose Mourinho.
“And the players will remain together and fight, and keep fighting for the supporters because they were excellent on Saturday.”