An emergency meeting will be held on Wednesday to decide his fate
- Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Chelsea after ninth league defeat
- The Premier League champions are one point above relegation zone
- An emergency meeting will be held on Wednesday to decide his fate
- Roman Abramovich will be forced to fork out £40m should he sack boss
- Owner has been standing by Mourinho despite dreadful run of results
Roman Abramovich will be forced to pay Jose Mourinho more than £40million if he fires the Chelsea manager at an emergency board meeting on Wednesday.
Abramovich will hold more talks with his management team — Bruce Buck, Marina Granovskaia, Eugene Tenenbaum and Michael Emenalo — about Mourinho’s future.
When the Portuguese returned to the club in 2013, the board voted 3-2 in his favour. It will be another close call.
Roman Abramovich will be forced to pay Jose Mourinho more than £40million if he fires the Chelsea manager
The Chelsea owner (right) has been standing by Mourinho despite the champions’ dreadful run of results.
Buying out his four-year, £250,000-a-week deal is one of the main reasons behind the reluctance to sack Mourinho so soon after agreeing a new contract.
Mourinho agreed to sign a new deal towards the end of last season but the club waited until August before officially announcing the new agreement.
After winning the title so comprehensively, Chelsea believed Mourinho was the world’s greatest manager and agreed a straight four-year term without negotiating a settlement clause in case they were forced to sack him.
Although Abramovich will meet the £40m compensation package if necessary, it would be the second time he has forked out a small fortune to get rid of Mourinho.
Mourinho substituted his captain John Terry early in the second half of their 2-1 defeat by Leicester City
Eden Hazard has struggled for form this season and has been linked with moves to PSG and Real Madrid
In September 2007 he paid Mourinho and his coaching staff £16m to leave, although Abramovich later sent the coach a Ferrari to thank him for his work.
The owner has been standing by Mourinho despite the champions’ dreadful run of results.
The board backed him when they last met but a 2-1 defeat at Leicester on Monday night has left the club one point above the relegation zone.
Mourinho accused his players of ‘betrayal’ after they were defeated 2-1 by the Foxes on Monday night
After Mourinho hit out at his team, Cesc Fabregas (right) conceded that not everyone was pulling his weight
Mourinho accused his players of ‘betrayal’ after the latest loss and Cesc Fabregas conceded that not everyone was pulling his weight.
‘We all have to take our responsibility, if you are a big player and are paid like a big player you have to perform and behave like a big player,’ said the Spain midfielder.
‘We all have bad games, but the attitude always has to be spot on and we have to be at the top of our games even when it’s not. That is not the behaviour we are seeing right now from every Chelsea player.’
Buying out his four-year, £250,000-a-week deal is one of the main reasons behind the reluctance to sack him
In September 2007 Abramovich paid Mourinho and his coaching staff £16m to leave Stamford Bridge
Source: Daily Mail