Jose Mourinho gets Chelsea backing, FA charge

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continues to enjoy the club’s “full support” despite a disappointing start to the season, the Premier League champions declared on Monday. The Chelsea board support came on a day the FA charged him over comments made after Southampton defeat on Saturday, AFP reports.

“The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support,” Chelsea said in a brief statement published on their website.

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“As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it.”

Chelsea are currently two places above the Premier League relegation zone after losing four and winning only two of their first eight league games.

Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Southampton, Mourinho openly discussed the risk of dismissal, but said that he had no intention of walking away from the club.

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