Chelsea has shown head-coach Jose Mourinho the exit door; the club has announced via official website on Thursday afternoon.
Sources close to Chelsea camp say Mourinho was invited to the club’s training grounds on Thursday at Cobham to meet club director Eugene Tenenbaum and chairman Bruce Buck, a meeting which lasted for four 10 minutes before the final decision was made.
A statement from Chelsea’s official website reads: “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.”
Michael Emenalo, the Technical Director of Chelsea revealed that the decision to sack the Portuguese coach is to “protect the interests of the club” and his recent media comments against players had accelerated the course.
Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo discussed Jose Mourinho's departure with Chelsea TV this evening… https://t.co/UQDJ8at3Nx
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Chelsea are having a difficult campaign with just four wins, nine lost and three draws out of 16 games played this term and their 15 points accumulated so far puts them 16th in the League table just a point above the relegation zone.