Jose Mourinho: I don’t have long-term security at Chelsea

Chelsea manager José Mourinho insists he isn't immune from the sack as he talks long-term Blues future

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho has claimed that he doesn’t have long-term security at Chelsea after a trophyless season at Stamford Bridge.

The 51-year-old has largely escaped criticism despite faltering in the final month of the Premier League and losing to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

I’m not saying I’ll have that security to be here until the end of my contract or beyond that

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho has made no secret of his belief that Chelsea weren’t ready to challenge for top honours this season as the Portuguese coach attempts to help his squad grow.

Despite reiterating that he needs time at the west London club, Mourinho did admit that security in football is a rare commodity, pointing to David Moyes’s sacking by Manchester United.

“I don’t have that security,” Mourinho said. “Nobody has that security in football, I believe. Unless somebody in a special situation.

“But nobody has that security. David signed a six-year contract at United and everyone was speaking about stability.

“Everyone was convinced he had stability, myself included, but at the end of the day he doesn’t get to the end of his first season.

“So in football now there must be something really special between manager and club, or the manager must be something really special to be there for five, 10 years. It must be a special situation.

“I’m not saying I’ll have that security to be here until the end of my contract or beyond that.

“I just try and prove I can do my job, and the Chelsea job is different than in previous years.

“Clearly, if you want to analyse the situation it’s easy to analyse. The team that won the trophies at Chelsea was a team with a certain structure, not just tactically by personality-point-of-view, and that team is over.

“It doesn’t exist any more. Chelsea needs to build another team with some similarities to that one.

“Not with the same profile of players, but similarities with qualify, personality, in a certain tactical approach and, at the moment, it’s a transition.”

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