Mourinho was called to Chelsea’s training ground and sacked at 2pm
Jose Mourinho was today fired as the manager of Chelsea, according to various media reports.
Mourinho led Chelsea Football Club to the Premier league title earlier this year.
The Portuguese took charge of the club in June 2013.
Mourinho, who’s Chelsea’s most successful manager, only signed a new four-year contract on 7 August.
Under his leadership, Chelsea won:
- Three Premier League titles, two of those in his first spell between 2004 and 2007
- The FA Cup, in 2007
- League Cup three times – in 2005, 2007 and 2015
Here is Chelsea FC’s statement in full:
“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.”
Here are some reactions to his sacking:
So John Terry won
— bob mortimer (@RealBobMortimer) December 17, 2015
Chelsea need a superhero right now. Not all superheros wear capes, though. Some of them wear gilets. pic.twitter.com/dHWxC9Z4JN
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 17, 2015
Mourinho won Premier League 6 months ago – SACKED. Wenger hasn’t won Premier League for 11yrs – UNSACKABLE.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 17, 2015
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) December 17, 2015