By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes

Jose Mourinho revealed today that he is experiencing the worst spell of his 15-year manager career.

The Chelsea boss, who has won league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal, admitted that his team’s disastrous start to the new season had been a novel experience for him.

“I define it as the worst period in my career, with the worst results in my career,” said Mourinho at his Friday media briefing.

“I take it as a fantastic experience, but I don’t want to repeat it, I want to finish it tomorrow and start winning matches again. I think it comes too late, to come after 15 years is too late.

“It should happen after two, three or four but it is something that is helping me to be better. Not the hardest challenge, no, just the worst results.”

The Premier League champions have lost five matches this season and will be aiming to get their season back on track when they host Southampton on Saturday.

“I prefer to be under pressure when we are top of the league,” added the former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto boss. “I don’t like the position where we are but I cope well with it.

“I want the next match always. I am waiting for tomorrow, I want to play, so I can cope with that.”