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Jorge Mendes says Jose Mourinho is impossible to replace

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Jorge Mendes insists there is no chance Jose Mourinho will leave Chelsea in the near future, insisting the Portuguese tactician has what it takes to turn things around.

The Blues have lost six of their 11 Premier League games this season and find themselves lingering in 15th place. Their title hopes are all but over and concern now lies with qualifying for next season's Champions League.

Another surprise defeat against Stoke City this weekend could seal Mourinho's fate. Numerous reports have claimed Carlo Ancelotti is being lined up to replace him should they fall to their seventh league defeat in Staffordshire.

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But Mendes, who acts as Mourinho's agent, insists the Special One will be staying in west London for the long term.

"He doesn't need to prove anything to anybody," Mendes told BBC Sport.

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"He knows what to do. Many people are saying these things but there is no chance [he will leave]. He will solve the problem. He is the best."

It will be the second time Chelsea have traveled to the Britannia Stadium in as many weeks. They were knocked out of the League Cup on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate, but Chelsea need nothing short of a win to kick-start their campaign.

The 52-year-old won't be present on the touchline after receiving a one-match ban from the Football Association for his actions against West Ham. But regardless of what happens on Saturday, Mendes believes Roman Abramovich would be crazy to let Mourinho go.

Impossible to replace

"At FC Porto he won the Europa League, the league, the Champions League. He won everything," added Mendes.

"After that, in Chelsea he was amazing. After 50 years he won the league and everyone was very happy with him.

"At Inter Milan, nobody expected Inter could win the Champions League - no way. Even the quarter-finals seemed quite impossible.

"At Real Madrid against the best team in the world he still won the league. He is special.
"The reaction from the supporters tells you everything. They like him.

"Everyone, players, coaches, you have good moments and bad moments. It is impossible to find someone like him to solve the problem."

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