Mourinho’s future with Chelsea remains doubtful


London : Coach Jose Mourinho completed the full set of domestic trophies when Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 after extra time to win the FA Cup final but his future at the club remains shrouded in doubt.

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The Portuguese's relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich can be described as acrimonious at best, and Mourinho has been consistently linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

The victory Saturday will have done little to persuade fans that he will definitely be staying.

"They (the fans) are in my heart," Mourinho said, "in the bad moments and the good moments. I love these people."

When Mourinho threw his Premiership medal into the crowd last season, there was no repeat this time.

"This one I don't throw away – it means a lot," he said. "We have won every trophy in English football in three years. It is something the players deserve so much because of the difficult season they have had. It is a moment for everybody to enjoy."

However, his row with Abramovich has soured his time at the London club.

The signing of Andriy Shevchenko last summer was reportedly completed without his approval, leading to serious problems between the two, with Mourinho reluctant to cede any control to the owner.

There was more encouraging news for Chelsea fans though, with midfielder Frank Lampard indicating he could remain at Stamford Bridge.

"These are my people and I want to stay," Lampard said. "This is my club and I hope I can sort it out soon because I want to stay forever."