Chelsea sack manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Chelsea - Credit: PA WIRE

Chelsea have sacked manager Jose Mourinho just seven months after the Portuguese brought the Premier League title to Stamford Bridge.

Despite last season’s success, which also included a League Cup win, the 52-year-old’s second spell with the club has come to an end following nine defeats in 16 Premier League matches this season, as they tumbled to 16th in the table.

A statement on their club website 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.

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“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.

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“There will be no further comment until a new appointment is made.”

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