Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to hold an emergency meeting with the club’s board members on Wednesday to decide whether or not to sack manager Jose Mourinho, in a move that could cost the Blues £40m, according to the Daily Mail.
Abramovic will get together his back cabinet, which is comprised of Bruce Buck, Marina Granovskaia, Eugene Tenenbaum and Michael Emenalo to help him decide whether it would be more prudent to stick with the Special One, or cut ties with him for a second time.
The Mail claims that when Mourinho returned to the club in 2013, the board voted 3-2 in his favour and it is expected to be a close call on his future yet again.
However, the one major sticking point over whether he will be let go, is the fact that Mourinho recently penned a new four-year, £250,000-a-week deal back in August, meaning it will cost Abramovic heavily to cut him loose.
It would be the second time that the club will have had to splash out on getting rid of him, and this time it would cost him around £40million.
However, it now seems unlikely that Chelsea will even make the top four now, let alone retain their title, as Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester sees them sit just one point above the relegation zone.
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