i was shocked to wake today to find that
Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho have agreed to part company today (Thursday) by mutual consent.
this quote from the chelsea web site doesn't exactly give a lot away. josé took chelsea to winning the premiership twice, the FA cup, and the league cup twice all in three years. what more could you ask for?! i thought he was fantastic as a manager - fun, entertaining, arrogant, a wind up merchant, and brought a real edge to the premiership. it's easy to forget that when he arrived man united and arsenal were dominant. chelsea fans will be absolutely gutted.
no doubt stories will come out about why - the rift with abramovich, a stuttering start to the season, too many chiefs and not enough control given to the manager... but it makes no sense and i would guess the players will be gutted (apart from shevchenko maybe).