Roman Abramovich has kept faith with the under-fire Portuguese tactician following fresh discussions with Mourinho and the club’s board of directors.
Mourinho’s job has been left hanging in the balance after an abysmal start to the season that has left Chelsea deeply rooted at 16th in the Premier League table just three points away from a relegation spot.
Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Stoke was the reigning premier league champions seventh league defeat of the season and their third in a row following reverse fixtures at the hands of Liverpool and West Ham.
Although it could be argued that Chelsea Lost due to the absence of Mourinho at the Britannia.
Mourinho’s position has been discussed by the Chelsea management in the wake of the Stoke defeat but they will stick with the special one for the time being.
Abramovich is putting his faith in the most successful manager in the club’s history and is also aware that the option of similar status is Carlo Ancelotti, who has already been sacked by the Russian.
There is now likely to be a major overhaul of the squad next year, firstly in the January transfer window and then again next summer.
The Londoners released a statement last month to confirm that the Portugese retained their “full support” but recognised “results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve”.
Chelsea subsequently beat Aston Villa 2-0 to give Chelsea fans renewed hope and also followed up with a win and a goal-less draw against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League before losing to West Ham, Liverpool and Stoke, with the Stoke loss coming in the premier league and Capital one cup competitions.