Chelsea held a nine-hour meeting to discuss the future of Jose Mourinho after their shock defeat to AFC Bournemouth earlier this month, according to the Daily Mail.

 

Mourinho has come under intense pressure this season as his Blues side have struggled in their title defence. His charges ran away with the Premier League title last year but have already succumbed to nine defeats this term – the most the Portuguese has ever overseen in a single campaign.

 

And it has now been revealed that the club’s board chaired a nine-hour meeting to ponder over the 52-year-old’s future the day after losing 1-0 to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5th, as per the report.

 

The Mail say that the crunch talks lasted well into the night as they eventually decided to give Mourinho more time to change the club’s fortunes, but last night’s loss to Leicester will be sure to test the board’s resolve even further.

 

The Special One penned a new four-year deal worth £30m at the start of the season, according to the Mail, and paying out a hefty compensation package is believed to have come into Abramovich’s thoughts, as well as a lack of proven candidates to take over, as per the original report.

Chelsea have now won just one of their last seven Premier League matches and sit in 16th place

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