Chelsea board discuss manager’s future

Jose Mourinho’s future as Chelsea manager is under question after the club’s hierarchy held discussions about his position in the past 24 hours.

Owner Roman Abramovich led talks on how the Premier League champions can end a slump that has seen them lose nine of their first 16 games.

The Blues are one point off the relegation places after defeat at Leicester City on Monday.

Mourinho’s position was on the agenda as part of a wider debate on how to turn things around, but there is no emergency board meeting on Wednesday.

It is not yet clear which way the club will go or whether he will be in charge against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The 52-year-old Portuguese was given Abramovich’s public backing earlier in the season.

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