Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has been sacked barely seven months after he helped the London club win the English Premier League.
In a statement on the club's website today December 17, both Chelsea and Jose Mourinho parted ways by mutual consent.
Read the full statement:
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.
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It would be recalled that the 'Special One' who returned to the club in June 2013 helped Chelsea finished the 2014/2015 league season eight points clear as winners and also won the League Cup.
'The Blues' lost their ninth game of this season to surprise league leaders, Leicester City, a feat which condemned them to the 16th position after 16 Premier League games.
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Mourinho gave an interview to Chelsea TV on Wednesday night and slammed some of his players. The coach called on members of Chelsea's playing staff to act in a more professional manner.
This came after saying some of his players had betrayed him in the loss to Leicester City. He said some of his players has abandoned his instructions in playing the Foxes.