Chelsea Football Club’s manager, Jose Mourinho (52) has been sacked by its owner Roman Abramovich on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The Portuguese coach’s sack comes after the club’s unimpressive run in the English Premier League.
Currently sitting on 16th position on the league, the club has lost nine of their 16 games and is only one point above relegation.
A statement released by Chelsea FC reads:
“Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent. All at Chelsea thank José 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 José 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.”
Guss Hiddink (69), a Dutch football manager, has been touted to take over from Jose till the end of the season.