Chelsea release statement on manager's sacking

Mourinho was fired on Thursday, December 17 after leading his players in a training session.

Mourinho sacked as Chelsea manager

Chelsea football club have released a statement on the sacking of coach Jose Mourinho.

Expectedly, Chelsea did not give much detail on the situation stating that the move was a mutual one.

"Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent," the statement read.

"All at Chelsea thank Jose for his immense contribution since he returned as manager in the summer of 2013.

"His three league titles, , and three 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."

Check out some Twitter reactions from Jose Mourinho's sacking below.

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