After a long run of poor results and performance, Chelsea have finally decided to part ways with Jose Mourinho. Earlier today, Mourinho was fired as the Chelsea boss with immediate effect. It felt as if the defeat against Leicester was too much to digest for the Chelsea hierarchy as they seek to find a replacement for their Special One.
A decision like this is never east and certainly even more difficult to explain it afterwards. Since the decision to fire Mourinho, Chelsea football club have gone on to release a statement explaining their act of sacking Jose Mourinho for the second time around.
Here is the official club statement from Chelsea after Mourinho was sacked as the club manager:
“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.”
With this statement, Chelsea have looked to salvage the situation a little but one gets the feeling that this was the final blow to Chelsea-Mourinho relationship. After getting sacked twice, I do not see him return to this football club even if it was the last job available in the world. We very well could have seen the end of Mourinho at Chelsea but certainly not his last hurrah in Premier League, he will be back.