Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho remains defiant after his side suffered a 3-1 home defeat against Southampton in the Premier League late kick-off on Saturday.
The defeat yet another poor result for the reigning champions.
The Portuguese boss told Sky Sports: “If the club want to sack me, they have to sack me because I’m not running away from my responsibility and my team.
“This is a crucial moment in the history of this club because if the club sacks me, they sack the best manager this club had and the message is: bad results and the manager is guilty.”
Chelsea have made an extraordinary poor start to the defence of the Premier League title defence and currently sits 16th in the table, after collecting just eight points from eight top-flight league games this season.
The Blues have lost three of their last six league games and the pressure will only intensify for the Chelsea boss as the international break means that they will not have another game to turn things around in the near future.
Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich has a history of dispensing with bosses in the past, including Mourinho already in his first stint.
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