Jose Mourinho sacked by Chelsea

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The Portuguese has endured a torrid season and leaves the team in 16th place after losing 2-1 to Leicester on Monday.

The club hierarchy met on Tuesday to discuss the future of the 52-year-old and have now taken action.”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,” read a statement on the club’s website.”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.”

Mourinho was in his second stint at the club after taking charge in June 2013. He had led them to the Premier League title last season but had struggled consistently to put a run of form together and the team sits just a point above the relegation zone and 20 points away from the Champions League places.

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