2 Dec 2011

Villas-Boas says his future is not in doubt

10:35 am on 2 December 2011

Andre Villas-Boas believes there is no imminent danger of him being sacked even though Chelsea have already lost six games this season, a run of poor form that is almost unparalleled since billionaire owner Roman Abramovich took over the English football club in 2003.

The London club face a series of tough fixtures in December including this weekend's Premier League visit to high-flying Newcastle United.

Chelsea also entertain Valencia in a make-or-break Champions League game next week before hosting Premier League leaders Manchester City and travelling to title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur three days before Christmas.

Asked by reporters if he felt December would be a defining month for him, manager Villas-Boas says no, for sure not, because my future is not in question.

Chelsea started the season well but have slipped to fifth, having lost four Premier League games. They have also been knocked out of the League Cup by Liverpool and been beaten at Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.