Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon insists the club will not sack Jose Mourinho and iinsists the manager has the full support of the club’s board.
In recent months, Mourinho’s position at Stamford Bridge has been the subject of alost constant speculation amid allegations of a rift with owner Roman Abramovich.
The likes of Guus Hiddink and Jurgen Klinsmann have been linked with the job, although Mourinho has admitted he would like to see out his contract, which runs until 2010.
Kenyon has now confirmed that the club have no intention of firing Mourinho in the summer.
“Around Chelsea there is always speculation,” Kenyon told Chelsea TV.
“With Chelsea and the manager there’s been immense speculation and we want to say some things on that.
“The first one is we fully support Jose as the manager, he has our full support.
“Secondly, he has got a contract till 2010 and we’re not going to sack him.
“He has got the full support of the club and that’s really important. I just hope that addresses that.
“Up to 14 managers we’ve been linked with, but we haven’t got a list, we haven’t made any offers and Jose Mourinho is our manager.”