Jose Mourinho says he predicted he would go through a bad spell in management back in 2004, and that he has done well to stave it off before now.
The embattled Blues boss is under pressure from all angles – not least to retain his place as manager amid a miserable run of results.
Mourinho denied talks had taken place with owner Roman Abramovich, saying: ;I don;t have to answer you if I was with the owner or not.;
Asked how much time he thought he had, Mourinho, who signed a new contract until June 2019 on the eve of the season, said: Four years. In this case, three years and seven months.;
Mourinho;s problems are piling up after he was given a one-match stadium ban and became the subject of a personal legal claim from former first-team doctor Eva Carneiro.
His side have lost nine of 17 games in all competitions this season ahead of Wednesday;s Champions League Group G clash with Dynamo Kiev.
He was subject of the first managerial vote of confidence in Roman Abramovich;s 12-year ownership on October 5, but Chelsea have one win in five games since, against a free-falling Aston Villa.
The Portuguese did not address either matter on Tuesday lunchtime.
Reports of dissent in Cheap FIFA 16 coins the ranks – one player reportedly said he would prefer to lose than win for Mourinho – have been repeatedly dismissed, with Cesc Fabregas publicly denying he was the ring-leader on Tuesday morning.
Mourinho said: ;Look I think it;s a very sad accusation, because you are accusing a player or more than one player, I don;t know, of dishonesty.
;If I accuse you of being a dishonest journalist, I think you;d be very upset and probably you;d take legal action. It;s a question for the player, not for me.;
Mourinho refused to discuss how Chelsea have fallen from champions in May to perilously close to the Premier League relegation zone 11 games into the new season after six losses.
;It;s a combination of factors and some of them I can;t, I don;t want to touch them,; he added.
Mourinho says he still has the support of his players and he will still back them.
;For my players I do everything. I always did and I am not going to change,; Mourinho added.
Mourinho is experiencing a time which he predicted after winning his first Champions League with Porto in 2004, before his first highly-successful spell at Chelsea.
;Yes, It;s new for me. That;s why I am a good one (manager). If I was a bad one it would come before (now),; Mourinho said.
;Yesterday a friend sent me some quotes of my press conference after the Champions League final in May 2004. I said that one day my career bad results will come.
;I said fifa 16 coins that in 2004 after winning the Champions League final with Porto: one day in Cheap FIFA 16 coins my career the bad results will come and I will face the bad results with the same honesty and dignity that I;m facing now as European champion.
;I resisted well to the nature of my job – 11 years waiting for this.
;It took time, but came in a moment where I am stable and I am strong to face it.;