Chelsea’s Russian Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has told the clubs Portuguese manager that his job is safe for now, despite the reigning champion’s poor start to the current Premier League season, the clubs worst in 37 years.

Following the sacking of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after the Reds 1-1 draw with Everton on Sunday, Mourinho was in effect told that things had better change for the better if he is to remain in charge at Stamford Bridge, following the Blues latest setback that saw them beaten 3-1 on Saturday by visitors Southampton.

The 52-year-old former Real Madrid trainer was also warned that he could face a possible ban by the FA following comments he made about referee’s being afraid to give Chelsea penalties after an appeal by striker Radamel Falcao had been turned down by Saturdays referee Robert Madley.