Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has dismissed speculation claiming Jose Mourinho could quit the club at the end of the season.
A number of reports last weekend suggested Mourinho was considering his future at Chelsea with claims that relations had deteriorated between Mourinho, Kenyon and the club’s owner Roman Abramovich.
Reports also claimed Chelsea were lining up a move for Dutchman Guus Hiddink, the current coach of the Russian national team, to replace Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho has also been linked with a possible switch to Real Madrid, but Kenyon insists there is no truth in the reports.
“That is an old story (about firing the Mourinho) that is being rerun at the moment. I think that is probably because we are six points behind Manchester United,” said Kenyon.
“Such is the intensity in England for news. But there is absolutely no truth.”
Kenyon was also keen to downplay suggestions that Chelsea’s season had been a disappointment thus far.
“You’ve got to look where we are,” added Kenyon. “We’re second in the league and behind by six points, with arguably the toughest part of the season still to come.
“We qualified top of the group in the Champions League, which, again, was arguably one of the toughest groups.
“We’re in the semi-final of the Carling Cup and through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.”