Jose Mourinho last night admitted that none of the managers in the Premier League can count their job as safe.
After a season in which he has delivered no silverware for the Blues, he is hoping owner, Roman Abramovich, will be kind and let him keep his job in North London.
Abramovich is known for disposing of managers even when they have done well, Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after winning the frist double in the clubs history.
Roberto Di Matteo was also unfairl dismissed after winning the Champions League in 2012.
But with the Portugese coach ready to submit his plans for next season, in the form orf a report of the players he wants to keep at the club and the ones he feels will be better suited elsewhere, he says he lives in the shadow of the axe.
"I work for the club, I'm not the club and I don't have that security.
"Nobody has that security in football, unless somebody is in a special situation.
"David Moyes signed a six-year contract at United and everyone spoke about stablity.
"Everyone was convinced he had stability, myself included, but he didn't get to the end of the season.
"So, in football ow, there must be something really special between manager and club, or the manager must be something really special to be there for five or ten years.
"I'm not saying I'll have that security to be here until the end of my contract or beyond that, I just try and prove I can do my job and the Chelsea job is different thatn in previous years."
Mourinho also gave hints that new deals would be offered to the clubs old guard of Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole.
He also seemed to confirm it was time For Thibaut Courtois to be recalled from his lengthy loan speel at Athletico Madrid.