Chelsea have sacked manager Jose Mourinho 7 months after he led them to a Premier League title.
The 52-year-old Portuguese had been in his second spell during a club,
Chelsea finished 8 points transparent final deteriorate and won a League Cup, though have mislaid 9 of their 16 joining games so distant and are 16th in a table, one indicate above a relegation places.
Mourinho’s final compare was Monday’s 2-1 better during leaders Leicester City.
Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Juande Ramos and Brendan Rodgers have all been touted as probable successors as Blues owners Roman Abramovich starts another managerial search.
“Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have currently split association by mutual consent.
“All during Chelsea appreciate Jose for his measureless grant given he returned as manager in a summer of 2013.
“His 3 joining titles, FA Cup, Community Shield and 3 League Cup wins over dual spells make him a many successful manager in a 110-year history.
“But both Jose and a house concluded formula have not been good adequate this deteriorate and trust it is in a best interests of both parties to go a apart ways.
“The bar wishes to make transparent Jose leaves us on good terms and will always sojourn a much-loved, reputable and poignant figure during Chelsea.
“His bequest during Stamford Bridge and in England has enlarged been guaranteed and he will always be tenderly welcomed behind to Stamford Bridge.
“The club’s concentration is now on ensuring a gifted patrol reaches a potential.
“There will be no offer criticism until a new appointment is made.”
Mourinho in a Premier League
Reaction to sacking
BBC Match of a Day pundit
pronounced he was “shocked” by Mourinho’s depart though certified Chelsea’s form had been dreadful.
“I’ve never famous a better like it from a football club,” a former England captain
“I have never famous players to perform like they did final deteriorate and afterwards be so bad now. It’s unprecedented.”
pronounced he was “shocked to contend a least”, adding: “They contingency already have somebody lined adult to have finished it now.
“I’m unhappy to see Jose go since we got to know him utterly good and he’s a good manager with good character. He’s a detriment to a Premier League.”
Former England and Arsenal defender
pronounced Mourinho had “lost a players”.
“It has imploded in front of a eyes,” he said. “It is astonishing. we saw players who were not giving everything.
“There is no trust there, honour is gone. Ultimately it is easier to change a manager than 22 players.”
told BBC Radio 5 live: “He came in and pronounced he was ‘The Special One’. He’s not ‘The Special One’ any more.”
BBC Radio 5 live Sport will have a special programme from 19:00 GMT reacting to a depart of Mourinho.
Analysis – BBC sports editor Dan Roan
“Jose Mourinho had a assembly with a bar during around 14:30 GMT, when he was told a finish had come.
“He won’t be paid a £40m remuneration speculated. My bargain is he has been paid until a finish of this season, what was left of a annual income of £12m he receives.
“While he has certainly enjoyed so many success around Europe, he has unsuccessful to secure a durability bequest and suffer success over a enlarged duration of time.
“Chelsea faced a outrageous preference and Roman Abramovich had to make it.”
Mourinho leaves with Chelsea usually a indicate above a relegation section and 20 points behind Leicester.
Champions League gift around one of a tip 4 spots in a Premier League looks rarely unlikely.
However, a Blues are by to a final 16 of European football’s biggest bar competition, where they will face French champions Paris St-Germain in Feb and March.
Mourinho usually sealed a new four-year agreement on 7 Aug and is Chelsea’s many successful manager.
He won 3 Premier League titles, dual of those in his initial spell between 2004 and 2007.
The Portuguese has also won a FA Cup, in 2007, and a League Cup 3 times – in 2005, 2007 and 2015.
Troubles on and off a pitch
It has not usually left wrong in a Premier League for Mourinho; he has also had his issues off a pitch.
A 2-2 pull with Swansea on 8 Aug was overshadowed by a fallout with his medical team, in sold bar alloy Eva Carneiro.
Carneiro had her purpose downgraded after Mourinho pronounced his medical staff were “naive” for using onto a representation to provide midfielder Eden Hazard.
and is now holding authorised movement opposite Mourinho and a Blues.
Mourinho also perceived a dangling lane anathema and £50,000 excellent for
were “afraid” to endowment his group penalties in a 3-1 home detriment to Southampton in October.
He subsequently had to offer a one-match lane anathema and compensate a £40,000 excellent for his poise during a 2-1 better by West Ham,
What now for Mourinho?
It is doubtful he will be out of government for long, given his record of success during Chelsea and other tip European clubs.
He guided Porto and Inter Milan to Champions League excellence in 2004 and 2010 respectively, afterwards Real Madrid to a Spanish La Liga pretension in 2012.
However, Shearer pronounced his depart from Chelsea “will taint him”.
At 52, Mourinho is still some approach from retirement age, though he has voiced a wish to manager a English and Portuguese inhabitant sides during some theatre in his career.
In fact, he claimed he incited down a possibility to spin England trainer when Steve McClaren was sacked in 2007.
Mourinho has a proven lane record of bringing success over a brief tenure though doubts will sojourn over his ability to build a dynasty.
Will that make his candidature reduction appealing to a kind of bar he is used to managing, such as Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Manchester United or Manchester City?
What now for Chelsea?
The Blues competence be struggling during a wrong finish of a Premier League table, though they are still in a Champions League and a FA Cup, while achieving European gift is not impossible.
The pivotal for any new manager is improving a spirit of a gifted patrol that has underachieved this season.
Players such as Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Willian, and Oscar were pivotal to Chelsea winning a joining pretension though performances have depressed good subsequent a heights they reached final year.
After a 2-1 better by Leicester Mourinho pronounced he felt his “work was betrayed” by his players, and midfielder Cesc Fabregas has pronounced it is time for everybody to step up.
“If we are a large actor and paid like a large player, we contingency play like a large actor and act like a large player,” pronounced a Spain international.
So who are a contenders?
Short term, it’s looking like ex-Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink, who has already had a army in assign of a Blues, and former Tottenham Hotspur and Sevilla manager Juande Ramos.
Both are but a pursuit during a impulse so are means to container in quickly.
But will possibly be in assign over a finish of a season, when a likes of Pep Guardiola competence be available?
The former Barcelona trainer is due to make an proclamation on his Bayern Munich destiny subsequent week.
Speculation is he will quit a Bundesliga giants when is agreement finishes during a finish of a stream campaign.
Other expected possibilities are Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, Carlo Ancelotti, who guided Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010, and former England trainer Fabio Capello.