Mourinho ’embarrassed’ by fans’ backing

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits the staunch support he continues to receive from the club's fans during this difficult period makes him feel slightly "embarrassed".

The Blues have endured their worst start to a Premier League season after winning just four of their opening 15 games to put their title defence on the rails.

Mourinho claimed last week he still had the backing of club owner Roman Abramovich, while the board recently gave him the vote of confidence, with the Portuguese coach having brought three league title to Stamford Bridge during his two spells.

However, reports continue to suggest his job is under threat, and Mourinho is grateful for the "unbelievable" reaction he got from the home support during the 2-0 win over FC Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday, which sealed his side's progression to the knockout stages as Group G winners.

"The fans are being absolutely unbelievable with us," said Mourinho. "When people are so nice to me and they sing my name and 'Stand up for the Special One', I feel a bit embarrassed, because I don't know how to react.

"When you are champions and winning matches, you wave, you share the emotion with the people.

"I know for sure Chelsea fans do not have memory problems. Chelsea fans do not need a special vitamin to feed memory. Their memory is amazing because, if not, they don't treat me the way they do, they don't treat the players the way they do, they don't create a nice Stamford Bridge for us."