Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho refused to answer questions about his latest punishment from the FA as he prepares his side to face Liverpool on Saturday.
The Portuguese tactician was speaking to the media during his press conference on Friday, as reported by Sky Sports, and was in no mood to expand on the current situation surrounding his position with the charges from the FA.
Chelsea remain in the bottom half of the Premier League table having already suffered five defeats in their first 10 games of the campaign, and that in turn has unsurprisingly led to questions being asked about Mourinho’s future.
However, he remained in defiant mood on Friday as he even suggested that he may not be able to guarantee a top-four finish for the reigning champions, according to the BBC, which could lead to further tension with club owner Roman Abramovich as Mourinho went on to dismiss questions over whether or not he had received assurances from him.
The 52-year-old signed a contract extension in August which keeps him at the club until June 2019, but no one at the club would have foreseen their struggles being quite as bad as they have been so far this season.
Chelsea have suffered the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history, and the situation hasn’t been helped by their manager receiving two counts of disciplinary action from the FA.
A win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday would certainly lift spirits, but another disastrous result could have a significant impact on Mourinho’s future as The Daily Star have previously reported that a loss against Jurgen Klopp’s side could spell the end for the ‘Special One’.