Avram Grant is confident that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is “happy” with the club’s progress and believes that his position as manager is not in jeopardy.
Grant has led Chelsea to the Champions League final for the first time, but speculation remains over his future.
The Israeli revealed that he spoke with Abramovich in the aftermath of their victory over Liverpool on Wednesday.
“I have a feeling that he is happy, very happy,” said Grant. “We are in contact, and he’s happy.”
Although Chelsea have reached the Champions League final and remain in contention for the Premier League title, some critics are still questioning whether Grant will be in charge next season.
“The relationship [with Abramovich] is good. Everything will be ok,” said Grant.
“Do I look worried? I need to do my job all the time, to look at the present and the future in this club.
“About my personal life, I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. Professionally, I know what Chelsea need to do tomorrow, a week from now or two years from now.”
Club captain John Terry launched a passionate defence of Grant in the wake of the win over Liverpool.
“To get to where we are and still question his role is unbelievable,” said Terry.
“It’s the first time we’ve got to the final. No manager or set of players has ever done that. Results don’t lie.
“You look at the Premier League table since the manager has taken over and they have been very good.
“All we can do once we are out there and once the manager is in charge is do our best and that’s what we have done to get to the Champions League final.
“It’s not just the manager, it is the players, and Henk ten Cate and Steve Clarke, who have a big role to play behind the scenes.
“They keep players motivated. We have got such a big squad of players and they manage to keep those not playing motivated and that is a credit to them.
“We’ve shown character all year even when our bigger players have been out, the squad players have come in and done well.
“They have kept us in these competitions and in touching distance of everybody else in the league. That’s a credit to the football club, that’s the way we work.
“We never let anything get us down and we keep fighting right to the end and we’ve done that.”