The unthinkable has happened! Chelsea today announced the sacking of their manager Jose Mourinho, just after six months he led them to Premier League title. Mourinho’s position was under much speculation recently following Chelsea’s dreadful form in Premier League, yet the decision to sack him took many by surprise.
The London released the following statement on their official website: “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.”
Following the departure of the Portuguese, Dutch manager Guus Hiddink has been strongly linked to taking charge of the club on an interim basis until the end of the season.
Many reputed sources are reporting that the 69-year old will take charge of the Blues for the second time in his career. He previously managed the club, on an interim basis, following the disastrous spell of Luiz Felipe Scolari.
He guided the club to the semi-finals of the Champions League and won FA Cup by beating Everton in the final.