Cascarino believes the 51-year-old could be axed.
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has warned the Blues faithful not to expect the club’s manager Jose Mourinho to be given a longer rope than any of the previously sacked bosses under owner Roman Abramovich.
Cascarino believes that it is imperative for Mourinho to achieve good results at the start of the next campaign and failure means he could be shown the door once again by Abramovich.
The ex-forward’s predictions fall in line with reports late last season that the Russian Tycoon was not happy with the 51-year-old’s style of management last term, and the lack of trophies to go with his disappointment may have gotten the mercurial owner raging.
“If we look at the history of Chelsea, an indifferent start can cost you your job,” Cascarino was quoted by the Daily Star.
“This season was difficult. He spoke about what Chelsea lacked to be champions, and he was spot on.
“That will count for nothing ten games in to next season if they don’t look a real side.”
The Irishman drew reference to Abramovich sacking the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo, despite the duo having been successful at Stamford Bridge and believes that the club’s Portuguese manager could be just another on the long list next season if he fails to get the team topping the Premier League standings.
READ MORE: Chelsea FC news.