Chelsea have parted company with manager Jose Mourinho for the second time.
The Portuguese tactician has be relieved of his duties at Stamford bridge, after a disastrous start to the current season. It is believed that the former Real Madrid manager was sacked today at about 2pm after the club reportedly discussed his future for hours yesterday.
Chelsea released a statement this afternoon, claiming Jose left in good terms
The club statement read: “Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent.
All at Chelsea thank José 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 José 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.”
The 52 year old led Chelsea to their 3rd Barclays premier league title as their manager last season but he saw his side suffer contrasting fortunes this season despite winning the league with 3 games to go last season.
The Blues have been linked with a number of managers to replace the 52 year old but it is claimed that Chelsea will consider a short term solution due to unavailability of their long term targets.
Guus Hiddink who managed the Blues on a short term basis in 2009 is being linked with a return to the club along with former Madrid manager Juande Ramos and former Liverpool boss Bredan Rodgers.
Reports in spain via the Daily Express claimed Juande Ramos agent flew to England this morning probably to discusss terms with Chelsea.
The Blues currently sit 16th on the premier league table just 1 point ahead of the relegation zone.
Mourinho returned to Chelsea for the second time in 2013 and won a Premier league title and Capital one cup trophy in his second tenure.