José Mourinho has been given the sack from Chelsea after spending only seven months at the position of head coach of the Premier League club over the current campaign.
A number of coaches, including Pep Guardiola, Brendan Rodgers, Juande Ramos and Juande Ramos, have been rumoured as possible successors of Mourinho as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is to start looking for a worthy manager of the club.
Chelsea football club wrote in an official statement that they parted ways with their current head coach Mourinho. According to the announcement, the departure decision is reached by “mutual consent.” The club also expressed its gratitude towards the manager, who has contributed a lot since he returned at the position of head coach after a 5-year absence.
The English team said in its statement that both the club and the manager agreed on the fact that Chelsea’s results over the season have not been good enough, so it would be in everybody’s interest for them to part ways.
The manager, who originates from Portugal, took charge of Chelsea in June 2013 embarking on his second spell at the club, after coaching them in the period between 2004 and 2008.
Last season, Chelsea not only won the Premier League Cup, but also did it with an eight-point gap with the runner-up. In comparison, they have lost nine out of 16 Premier League games over the current campaign and now occupy the 16th position in the League’s table being only one point above the relegation zone line.
The final match of José Mourinho as head coach of the English club was Chelsea’s game against Leicester City on Monday, which ended with the Blues suffering a 2-1 defeat.
Still, as Chelsea themselves highlighted, the contribution of Mourinho has been more than great over the years. Under his lead, the club managed to win three league titles, the Football Association Challenge Cup, three League Cups and Community Shield over his two tenures, which actually makes the Portuguese the most successful manager in Chelsea’s history.
The Premier League club emphasized on the fact that the manager leaves the team “on good terms” and said that he will remain as one of the most significant figures in Chelsea. The club also explained that it is now focused on providing its talented squad with the opportunity to demonstrate their potential, but the legacy of Mourinho will always remain respected, so he will always be “warmly welcomed back to Stamford Bridge.”