Chelsea sacks manager Jose Mourinho



English Premier League side, Chelsea Football Club has sacked manager Jose Mourinho.

The club said in a statement on its website that management and and Jose Mourinho “have today parted company by mutual consent”.

“All at Chelsea thank Jose for his immense contribution since he returned as manager in the summer of 2013.”

His three league titles, FA Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup wins over two spells make him the most successful manager in our 110-year history.

But both Jose and the board, continues the statement, agreed results have not been good enough this season and believe it is in the best interests of both parties to go our separate ways.

“The club wishes to make clear Jose leaves us on good terms and will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure at Chelsea.”

The statement said his legacy at Stamford Bridge and in England has long been guaranteed and he will always be warmly welcomed back to Stamford Bridge.

“The club’s focus is now on ensuring our talented squad reaches its potential.”

It said there will be no further comment until a new appointment is made.

A number of candidates have been tipped to take over until the end of the season, including Guus Hiddink and Brendan Rodgers whilst Carlo Ancelotti could also return to west London.

The sacking comes after a crisis meeting held on Wednesday between club owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board on the future of club.

Mourinho had seemingly lost the dressing room and the results have gone against the Portuguese boss, with the Blues having slumped to 16th in the Premier League table.

The 2-1 loss at league leaders Leicester was the final straw for Roman Abramovich, who has ruthlessly let Mourinho go for the second time of his Chelsea reign.

They kicked off the season with a loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield and started their league campaign with a 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

They started November with a 3-1 home loss to Southampton before losing to West Ham, getting knocked out the League Cup by Stoke, then succumbing to defeats to Liverpool and Stoke in the league.

The 1-0 home defeat by newly promoted Bournemouth and Monday’s 2-1 loss to the Foxes were too heavy to bear.

He will be paid 40 million pounds compensation.

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