London - Jose Mourinho claims he isn't
concerned about his future as Chelsea manager even if the rest of the football
world is "excited" that he could be in danger of the sack.
Mourinho was given a vote of confidence by
Blues owner Roman Abramovich earlier this month after Chelsea made a
spluttering start to their defence of the Premier League title.
That came less than two months after
Mourinho had signed a contract extension until June 2019.
But Chelsea have won one game since and sit
15th in the table with five defeats in 10 games ahead of Saturday's match with
Liverpool, prompting suggestions he could be dismissed if results don't improve
Yet Mourinho is unfazed by the sacking
speculation and questioned why people are so keen to talk up his prospects of
"I am not worried about my job. I am
not worried about my future," Mourinho said.
"I don't spend one second of my day
thinking about it.
"It looks like you (the media) want to
put a lot of pressure on me in relation to that, where you can't do it. You
can't do it.
"What I would like to understand is
why some people can be so excited and happy with the perspective of somebody
losing his job."
Mourinho says his only concern is reviving
Chelsea, who saw their League Cup defence end in a penalty shootout defeat at
Stoke on Tuesday.
The three matches before November's
international break could be key, with Liverpool's visit to Stamford Bridge
followed by a Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev and a Premier League trip
"I am worried about the results. I am
worried about winning on Saturday. I am worried about qualifying for the next
round of the Champions League," Mourinho added.
"I am worried about recovering
positions in the table and to go back to where Chelsea normally has to
It was put to Mourinho that bookmakers are
already providing odds on his successor, but he said: "Don't speak with me
about bets and odds.
"It's something that belongs to your
culture, not to mine."