Jose Mourinho faces Chelsea sack if he loses next two games, says Tony Cascarino
Last Updated: 02/11/15 2:35pm
Tony Cascarino says Jose Mourinho is facing the “biggest week of his career” and believes the Chelsea manager’s reign will come to an end if he loses his next two matches.
The reigning champions were condemned to their sixth defeat in 11 Premier League matches on Saturday, losing 3-1 to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho has led Chelsea to their worst start to a league season for 37 years, losing nine of his last 17 games in all competitions, which has left them languishing in 15th place in the table, 14 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Sky Sports News HQ understands Mourinho's position is not under immediate threat, with no talks planned within the club's hierarchy to discuss his future ahead of Wednesday's Champions League home match with Dynamo Kiev.
Following the match with Kiev, Chelsea will travel to Stoke City on Saturday - a match live on Sky Sports - and former Chelsea forward Cascarino warns the clash at the Britannia Stadium could be Mourinho's last in charge.
"Jose is facing the biggest week of his career," he told Sky Sports News. "Is there a fix for Chelsea? He is facing a week where he has to get results against Kiev and then against Stoke away. If he loses both games, he will not be manager of Chelsea next Monday.
"Even with a draw and a loss, I still think he could lose his job. It is coming to the stage where he has been given backing and Roman Abramovich has never done what he is doing at the moment - he is supporting a manager after a really difficult time and this has been a time like no other.
"Mourinho has earned the right, and rightly so, because of what he has achieved in the game. He has been an incredible manager, but in some ways I think he is ready for a break from the game."