Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Chelsea on Thursday afternoon after a horrendous season marred with a lacklustre display by the Chelsea players.
The unnecessary spats with the players didn’t help him much too, with some top players clearly out of form this season.
No sooner the news of the sacking reached, some of the players left the Cobham training ground unceremoniously.
Among the players, the first one to speak with regard to Mourinho’s sacking was Cesc Fabregas.
The Spanish midfielder has been criticized for his poor form this season as he hasn’t made much impact on the field.
Fabregas took to twitter and posted an image of the pair hugging, at last, season’s Premier league title celebrations, with a message that said,
‘Thank you for all you have done for me. I owe you a lot and we will all miss you. Good luck in the future.’
In the last month, Fabregas was forced to deny claims that he started a revolt against Mourinho, by posting a series of tweets assuring that he was happy at Chelsea.
John Terry, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Gary Cahill were the some of the players who, not revealing much in their expression, left quietly after the training season.
After Fabregas, it was fellow Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta who opened up on the sacking news.
‘Today is a sad day. I would publicly like to thank Jose Mourinho for his contribution to this club and for everything he has taught me.’
Chelsea have lost nine of their opening 16 league matches this season which left the club with no choice but sacking him, despite an approximate £10million pay-out.
The defeat to Leicester City turned out to be the final blow for Mourinho and Roman Abramovich had to axe him without any hesitations after weeks of discussions.
After the sacking, statements in the official website of the club revealed:
‘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.’
It is believed that Guus Hiddink may be made as the interim manager until the end of this season.