I don’t need to clean Chelsea dressing room, insists Mourinho

Date published: Friday 20th November 2015 1:17

Jose Mourinho: Left on Thursday

Jose Mourinho: Left on Thursday

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will not demand transfer activity in January, he has no need to “clean the dressing room” and is confident the Blues can climb out of their slump.

The Premier League champions are 16th in the table, with three wins and seven losses in 12 games leaving them three points clear of the relegation zone and 15 adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Mourinho, who received support from Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo on Friday, says he will not ask for a change of players in the forthcoming transfer window.

“I will not ask any change to the board for January. I am happy with my players, I trust the players,” Mourinho said during Friday’s press conference to preview their home clash with Norwich.

“I don’t need to clean the dressing room, like I heard was written somewhere. And I don’t need to ask the club to spend money in January.

“We put ourselves in a great situation being champions. We have to be again together in ourselves to put it in the right place.

“The situation is good in the squad so we really believe good things are coming for us.”

Mourinho is experiencing the worst results of his trophy-laden career.

He said: “When you play well and lose it’s more difficult to cope with it.

“We have to try to play well and hopefully get the result we need.

“In football and in management every experience is positive, but I still prefer the experience of winning.”

The season has been marred by disciplinary offences and Mourinho was absent from the loss at Stoke due to a stadium ban.

He returns to the dugout on Saturday, but declined to discuss his banishment.

Mourinho, who has a suspended one-match ban hanging over him after losing an appeal, said: “It’s over, let’s forget it.”

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    James Marshment
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    Jose Mourinho says he will not demand transfer activity in January and has no need to “clean the dressing room” out at Chelsea.

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    nine nine nine

    James,Whether he believes that or not and there are very few Chelsea fans who don’t think the squad needs some attention albeit that is very difficult to do in January Mourinho couldn’t say anything different as it would have further damaged morale.

    Much better press conference from Mourinho though which is one small step in the right direction imo. Cheers 999



    Much better press conference, hardly inspiring, but quieter.

    No new players, which many on here the last few days were convinced would happen in January
    He states Falcao coming back is a positive, wow, we are scraping the barrel, more like you wanted him Jose, your stuck with him, why was he ever going to be any different than he was at Manure or at the Conf cup in SA summer gone.

    And then you go onto mention anything different and he will damage morale do you not think that objective has already been achieved some weeks ago.


    Even though our squad is not that much different than last season when we were champions: I believe that transfer activities in January would be useful, at least for morale boost



    of course he doesn’t


    nine nine nine

    aindro, Mourinho is the master of deceit when it comes to signing players how many times have we heard him say no more signings and another one comes through the door.

    Even yesterday according to the Mail today he was back tracking by saying ” I am not saying I won’t sign anyone I am saying I won’t ask the club to do that”. His view seems tempered by the fact that he doesn’t think he deserves the right to ask the club to sign other players in January to get him out of the hole he is currently in but if the club/ owner offer he won’t turn it down.

    Personally I think it will still all come down to who we might be able to get and whether they are truly on the clubs wish list if they are then something could happen but January is a notoriously difficult time to make the signings you really want/need and if we wouldnt sign them next summer we would be better imo to keep our powder dry. Cheers buddie 999


    Let’s be honest here, he was hardly likely to say “I’ve lost the dressing room, and i need to sell half my players” was he…Pagan


    nine nine nine

    Spot on Pagan.

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