Official: Jose Mourinho departs Chelsea

Chelsea have sacked Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho’s future has been under discussion in recent days following another loss on Monday to Leicester and Roman Abramovich has now decided to let go of “the special one”.

Chelsea confirmed the departure of Mourinho via Twitter:

Despite winning the league title only seven months ago the Blues have endured a poor start to the season losing 9 of their 16 games so far, which has seen them a point above the relegation zone.

A statement from Chelsea posted on their official website read:

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.

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.

Dutchman Guus Hiddink is reportedly set to be appointed on an interim basis until the end of the season.

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