Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has ensured that Roman Abramovich and the rest of the board fully support club’s manager Jose Mourinho. What’s more he has revealed that the decision to back the Portuguese coach has been taken right at the top of the club’s management which seem to end the speculation about the potential departure of Mourinho.
Emenalo told the Telegraph:
”When it comes to decisions, we feel confident we have an owner who has a very good track record, who is astute at making decisions of this kind at the right time to get us to where we want to be,”
“We have never put ourselves in a position where we second-guess him. Part of the reasons he can make those decisions and be successful is because he has the information that a lot of people don’t.
“He has the whole picture of what is happening at the club, not just from certain individuals but every sector of the club. When he needs to make a decision he can make it.”
”Right now, the statement from the owner and from the board comes from a belief that we are in a position to trust a manager who has delivered so much. We are in a position to trust a group of players who have delivered in the last couple of seasons. We are in a position to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel and therein lies our confidence … that we can get out of the situation.”
Asked about Abramovich’s thoughts on the situation at the club and the Blues disappointing performances, he said:
“If you [calculated] the winningest owner he would probably be up there. He has done it and he is not always sitting down surrounded by all the trophies he has won. One thing that I knew from the very first day I joined the club is that this is not a toy for him. Nobody has a £1 billion toy. It doesn’t matter how wealthy you are.”
“He is deeply, deeply passionate about football and about English football and this club. It means everything to him and that is why he makes the investment and wherever he is, he finds a way to watch matches. He cares deeply, so when things aren’t going well it affects him in the same way it affects a fan.”
“Right now what is he thinking? He is feeling like the rest of us who are fans. More so. He is feeling that his precious club that he supports is not doing well. I think he goes through the varied emotions of ‘how can I help?’ and ‘what is going wrong?’ He is definitely looking forward to the club getting into a winning groove again. More importantly he wants to make sure that we don’t lose what we have achieved in the last 10 years, which has earned the respect of the football fraternity.”