Chelsea sack Jose Mourinho after an awful run this season which left them with no chance of defending their league title.
Mourinho who is been regarded as one of the world’s best soccer coaches, has been sacked by Chelsea for the second time, just seven months after winning the Premier League.
Mourinho was called to the training ground at Cobham to a meeting with chairman Bruce Buck and director Eugene Tenenbaum earlier on Thursday afternoon. In the meeting which lasted for just 10 minutes his second spell as Chelsea manager was brought to an end after 30 months and 136 games.
A Chelsea statement read: “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.”
Chelsea under Mourinho surveillance finished eight points clear last season and won the League Cup, but have lost nine of their 16 league games so far and are 16th in the table, one point above the relegation places.
This is one of the worst report card of a team who finished first in the last season and now is at 16th position in the league table. The chances of not only defending the title are over but also the road is hard to be in the top four position for Chelsea.