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Ranieri wants another five points while Jose Mourinho wants to stay at Chelsea

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 01:01

Leicester City beat Chelsea 2-1 to go top of English Premier League while Chelsea's Jose Mourinho says he hopes owner Roman Abramovich wants him to stay at the club.

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SHOWS: LEICESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 14, 2015) (NICHE MEDIA - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEICESTER CITY MANAGER, CLAUDIO RANIERI, SAYING: "It's true. Five points. I don't know when we can achieve these five points. You imagine, now there is Everton away, Liverpool away, (Manchester) City at home and Bournemouth - Bournemouth are a fantastic team - at home. There are four matches very, very, very tough. Let me achieve the 40 points and then I am thinking about what is the next goal. But until 40 I think only 40 points." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, JOSE MOURINHO, ASKED ABOUT HIS FUTURE, SAYING: " I think you know me well enough that I am not afraid of a big challenge. And in this moment this is a real big challenge. I want to stay, I want to stay, I hope Mr Abramovich and the board, they want me to stay because I want to stay." STORY: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri presided over an emphatic 2-1 win over League champions Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Monday (December 14) to go top of the English Premier League, and said he wanted another five points. "It's true. Five points," he said after the match. "I don't know when we can achieve these five points. You imagine, now there is Everton away, Liverpool away, (Manchester) City at home and Bournemouth - Bournemouth are a fantastic team - at home. There are four matches very, very, very tough. Let me achieve the 40 points and then I am thinking about what is the next goal. But until 40 I think only 40 points." A dejected Jose Mourinho acknowledged that the League champions cannot finish in the top four and are languishing in 16th place, one point above the relegation zone. Chelsea are 14 points outside Champions League places and 20 behind leaders Leicester. Again he was asked about his future with Chelsea after such a slump this season, with just four wins in 16 matches. The Portuguese repeated that he wanted to be at the club, and hoped that the owner wanted him too. " I think you know me well enough that I am not afraid of a big challenge. And in this moment this is a real big challenge. I want to stay, I want to stay, I hope Mr Abramovich and the board, they want me to stay because I want to stay," he said.

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Ranieri wants another five points while Jose Mourinho wants to stay at Chelsea

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 01:01