A lack of trust from Chelsea players could see Jose Mourinho walk away from Stamford Bridge.
The Blues chief has revealed that he could quit his role in west London if his stars no longer trust him.
As reported by the Mirror, Mourinho survived a crisis meeting on Saturday evening following the side's 3-1 home loss at the hands of Southampton.
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The Premier League champions have endured a torrid opening to the season and currently sit in 16th place in the Premier League with just eight points from their opening eight fixtures.
After Saturday's defeat, Mourinho initially insisted that he wouldn't walk away from Stamford Bridge, but it now appears that he could yet leave on his own terms.
The Portuguese tactician stated: “Go straight to the players. If they tell you they don’t trust me, that is the only thing that can make me resign. The only thing.”
Mourinho still the man
We're all well aware that Chelsea are struggling, but Mourinho is still the right man for the west London outfit. It was only a couple of months ago that he secured the title for the club, so there's no reason why he won't be able to get the players back onside sooner rather than later.
It's set to be a huge period for the 'Special One', however. The Blues can't afford to drop any more points in the coming games, so the club must get it right in their pursuit of a place in the top four.
With fixtures against Aston Villa, West Ham and Stoke City on the horizon, Chelsea will be desperate to climb the Premier League table.
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