Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will not demand any new signings in January, has no need to “clean the dressing room” and is confident the club can climb out of their slump.
The reigning Premier League champions are currently 16th in the table, with three wins and seven losses from 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 told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at home to 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 was the subject of the first managerial vote of confidence in Roman Abramovich’s 12-year Chelsea ownership on Oct. 5.
The caveat of the board’s support was that results must improve, but Chelsea have won just twice in seven games since then.
“When you play well and lose it’s more difficult to cope with it,” Mourinho said. “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.”
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