Monday, September 24, 2007

Mourinho has left Chelsea... :( Too bAD

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has left the English Premier League club, a club statement has confirmed early Thursday morning.

A statement on the official Chelsea website has confirmed that the club have parted company with Mourinho by mutual consent.

The statement said: "Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have agreed to part company today (Thursday) by mutual consent."

Mourinho is believed to have informed senior players of his decision to quit following training on Wednesday. An unnamed senior Chelsea player has also told Sky Sports News that Mourinho has been sacked by the club.

Mourinho's departure will send shock-waves through English football.

The Portuguese manager has transformed the nation's football landscape since taking over at Stamford Bridge in June 2004, winning two Premier League titles in his first two years in charge and the FA Cup last season.

But his relationship with Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich has always been fraught and it now seems that a disappointing 1-1 Champions League draw with Norwegian side Rosenberg on Tuesday was his last in charge

It seems that Mourinho's fractious relationship with Abramovich has finally reached breaking point. Unconfirmed reports have that the decision to sack Mourinho was due to his recruitment process this summer, as well as the fact that he let certain players go.