A second time: Chelsea Football Clubs sacks its manager; Jose Mourinho.
[EYES AND VOICE] The special one! maybe not any more… Chelsea have sacked manager Jose Mourinho seven months after he led the club to the Premier League title.
In June 2013, the 52-year-old Portuguese took charge in his second spell at the football club.
He has now (today) been dismissed with Chelsea 16th in the division and three points above the relegation zone following an awful run of nine defeats in 16 games.
Chelsea Football Club 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 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.
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.
There will be no further comment until a new appointment is made.
Last season, Chelsea finished eight points clear and won the League Cup.
Mourinho’s final match was on Monday’s 2-1 defeat at current Premier League leaders Leicester City.
According to Eyes And Voice sources; Guus Hiddink, another former Blues boss, will take over on a temporary basis.
Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti are top favourite successors as Blues owner Roman Abramovich begins another managerial search, Eyes And Voice learned.
Jose Mourinho won three league titles in two spells with Chelsea.
“He came in and said he was ‘The Special One’. He’s not ‘The Special One’ any more.” – Ex-Chelsea defender Graham Roberts said.
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