Chelsea sacks José Mourinho

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Today, London-based football club Chelsea F.C. sacked José Mourinho from the position of the club's manager.

File photo of Mourinho
Image: Aleksandr Osipov.

Chelsea, the last years' Premier League champions, have sixteenth position in the league table and very poor performance this season, winning just four games out of sixteen in 2015-2016's season. The Portuguese Mourinho has managed the club for seven seasons, in two spells, won the Premier League thrice, FA Community Shield and FA Cup once.

Chelsea, battling relegation, won only fifteen points and are 20 points behind Leicester City. Mourinho signed a four-year contract in August. Mourinho's last game as Chelsea's manager was played against Leicester City, in which his side lost 2–1.

Chelsea, on the club's website released a statement, saying that José and the board agreed this performance was not good and both sides agreed to the move. The statement also said José would still be a much loved figure at Stamford Bridge, and described him as "the most successful manager in our 110-year history."

Previously, when José was sacked after winning two titles, he won the Champions League with Inter and La Liga with Real Madrid. Before his first signing for Chelsea, he won the Champions League with FC Porto.


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