Football: Chelsea offer under-fire Mourinho 'full support'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match against Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on Oct 3, 2015.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match against Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on Oct 3, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continues to enjoy the club's "full support" despite a disappointing start to the season, the Premier League champions declared on Monday.

"The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support," Chelsea said in a brief statement published on their website. "As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team's performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it."

Chelsea are currently two places above the Premier League relegation zone after losing four and winning only two of their first eight league games.