Jose Mourinho: Chelsea sack boss after Premier League slump

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Chelsea have sacked manager Jose Mourinho
seven months after he led them to the Premier
League title.
The 52-year-old Portuguese had been in his
second spell at the club,taking charge in June
2013.
Chelsea 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.
Mourinho’s final match was Monday’s 2-1
defeat at leaders Leicester City.
Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Juande Ramos and
Brendan Rodgers have all been touted as
possible successors as Blues owner Roman
Abramovich begins another managerial search.
Chelsea 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.

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