I'M THE BEST MANAGER CHELSEA HAS EVER HAD - MOURINHO
The Blues boss has warned his club they would
be making a mistake if they were to sack him
and claims referees are scared to give
decisions for his team after defeat to
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacted to
questions regarding his future by insisting that if
the club sack him, they will be sacking the
greatest manager the club has ever had.
The reigning champions slumped to their fourth
Premier League defeat of the season on
Saturday, going down 3-1 to Southampton at
Stamford Bridge despite taking the lead through
The defeat follows on from Tuesday's 2-1 loss
to Porto in the Champions League and leaves
the Blues in 16th place in the Premier League
table, a distant 10 points behind leaders
"If the club wants to sack me they have to sack
me because I am not running away from my
responsibility, my team," he told Sky Sports
after the game.
"To be champions now is obviously very, very
difficult because the distance is considerable. I
am more than convinced that we will finish top
"It is a crucial moment in the history of this club
because if they sack me they sack the best
manager this club has ever had.
"The message is that the results are the fault of
the manager. This is a moment for everybody to
assume their responsibilities and stick
Mourinho also insisted the Blues were being
harshly treated by referees and insisted they
were denied a penalty against Southampton,
which could have changed the outcome of the
"The referees are afraid to give decisions for
Chelsea," he added. "At 1-1, it is a huge penalty
and once again we don't get.
"If the FA wants to punish me they can. They
don't punish other managers. My players
deserve it and the fans deserve it.
"Referees are afraid to give decisions for
Chelsea. Why? Because there is always a
question mark and we are always punished.
"Clear penalties are not given. Even in the
Champions League in a match we lose 2-1, we
are not given a penalty in the last minute.
"The penalty in this game is crucial because
my team, at the moment, the first negative thing
that happens, they collapse. The penalty was a
giant penalty and after that the team lost even
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