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BREAKING NEWS !!! Jose Mourinho leaves Chelsea by mutual consent
Chelsea have now lost nine of their 16 games in the league and sit in 16th place in the table after losing 1-0 to newly promoted Bournemouth last weekend and 2-1 to table-topping Leicester on Monday night.
Sources disclosed that intense discussions over Jose Mourinho’s position took place on Tuesday and Wednesday and the club announced that he had left on Thursday.
The statement 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.
“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 Jose 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.
“There will be no further comment until a new appointment is made.”
Rumors circulating earlier on today that former Sevilla and Tottenham boss Juande Ramos’ agent was in London negotiating with Chelsea and is tipped to take over from Jose Mourinho soon.
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