Mourinho has made a habit of making the unexpected decision to leave his team-mates in the lurch, with players such as Gareth Bale, Oscar, Gareth Bale and David Luiz leaving the club during the campaign.
Now, the Portuguese manager has taken the unusual step of leaving out his captain, José Mourinho, who has notched up five goals and nine assists this term.
“We are in a situation where we can’t go with him, that’s it,” said Mourinho, after the Blues clinched the league title on Sunday.
But he can’t leave us.”””
He is our captain and I respect him.
But he can’t leave us.””
I want to say goodbye to the team that has won everything, won everything in the league and won everything on the pitch.
We have a great team that is a bit sad because it is in a bad situation.”
On Monday, the Blues made it clear that they would not be parting ways with the Portuguese boss.
“Jose Mourinho, the one who will be here for the rest of the season, we will give him his rest,” said a statement on the club’s official website.
“It is important for him to rest because he has the biggest role in the team.
I don’t know if he will be ready to return on Sunday, but it will be possible.”
While Mourinho has left the door open for his future, he has yet to make his intentions clear.
The Portuguese has previously hinted that he may leave the club, saying in a radio interview that the club would have to make a “big decision” about him before deciding whether to extend his stay.
Mourinho also has another appointment to make.
He is set to complete his £60m deal with Chelsea on Wednesday, but a decision over his future will not be made until at least the end of the week.
“I am a man who is always looking for the best.
The best moment is when you feel good, when you have achieved everything and feel that you have everything to prove,” Mourinho said.”But I don´t like to look for the big decisions.
I am a person who wants to make decisions based on the experience of the team, on the players and on the way the team is playing.”
Mourismo, who joined the Blues in 2013, has a reputation for making decisions on the fly, and the club are set to have a busy week ahead of them.
“He will have a decision at 5pm tomorrow,” said one of the Blues’ new directors, Roberto Di Matteo.
“I hope that he will make a decision.
We will analyse the situation in the next few days and make a very positive decision.”