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Jose Mourinho: I'll never 'walk away', I will not quit Chelsea under 'any circumstance'


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Famous last words.

Or famous first words, practically, when we look back 10 years from now.

Either way, I don't think the following need too much commentary.

"Let's be objective. I don't want to leave the club, in any circumstances. And the club doesn't want me to leave. I'm not going to walk away. The club is not going to sack me. Point. Point."

"Look, when I was here in 2007, I had two things in my mind. Go to Spain [with Real Madrid] and go to Italy [with Inter Milan], just to give you an example. Today, I was in Spain and I was in Italy, I don't want to go back."

"I want to stay here. That's enough. That makes a difference. Mr Abramovich in 2007, in his football life, if you can say that, he knows only two managers, [Claudio] Ranieri and myself. In this moment, he knows, how many, 10? He knows a lot of them. It's a difference too. So there are differences."

"I repeat - I stay until Mr Abramovich wants. I had a contract that expires in two years' time. And he gave me a contract that expires in four years' time. So it makes a difference."

"If somebody, anyone thinks that I walk, or I leave the job it's somebody that doesn't know [me]."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Telegraph

The mic drop is implied.

But let's hope Abramovich is a better judge of managerial quality than Real Madrid's Florentino Perez.  We've already got the best!

Meanwhile, apparently, Mourinho spent the entire international break at Cobham, trying to figure out a solution to our problems.

"Chelsea fans know me for good and for bad and that's not my profile, to run away from problems, in this case to run away from bad results."

"I'm not happy and I'm happy that I'm not happy. The moment I'm happy losing matches then I've changed a lot. And I don't want to change. I'm not happy, but I work harder than ever, I'm optimistic, I trust the players, I repeat, the players trust me, I know. So it's not such a hard situation because you feel that better results will arrive."

"We have one problem. We are not getting the results we always expect to get. That's our problem."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Telegraph

It would be nice if these better results started arriving, oh, say, in the next few hours...

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