Chelsea board discuss Mourinho’s future
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea future is in question following a meeting of the London club’s board of directors.
Owner Roman Abramovich led the talks after the champions were beaten 2-1 at Leicester on Monday.
It was their ninth Premier League defeat in 16 games and left them a point above the relegation places.
It is not yet clear what the club will do or whether Mourinho, 52, will be in charge for Saturday’s home game against fellow strugglers Sunderland.
Chelsea have ‘no chance’ of top four
Mourinho, in his second spell in charge of Chelsea, was given Abramovich’s public backing in October, but domestic results have not improved since.
The Russian’s instinct has always been to keep backing the man who brought the Premier League title back to Stamford Bridge last season and signed a new four-year contract in August.
However, Chelsea’s form has collapsed, with the loss at Leicester leaving them 16th in the table with 15 points.
Abramovich and the rest of Chelsea’s hierarchy are weighing up how long they can afford to wait for improvement.
The Blues are 20 points behind leaders Leicester and 14 off the Champions League places, with a crucial last-16 tie against Paris St-Germain to come in that tournament.