Chelsea and Jose Mourinho part company for the second time by mutual consent on Thursday after a poor start to season for the English Premier League champions.
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A look at the downfall of Jose Mourinho’s time as Chelsea manager.
But Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea has come to end after just two and half years at the club. The 52-year-old was sacked just seven months after winning his third Premier League title with the Blues. However, the Portuguese manager’s time at the club since then has been nothing short of dismal, on and off the pitch.
Off the pitch, Mourinho faced heavy criticism following the sacking of club doctor Eva Carneiro, in addition to run-ins with the media, fines and a stadium ban by the FA. On the pitch, Chelsea are currently just a point above the relegation zone after 16 games. It is the club’s worst start to a season since 1978, that season eventually ended with relegation.
The Blues have managed just four wins all season, losing nine of their first 16 games, The 2-1 defeat to table-topping Leicester proved to be the final straw for the club.
In Chelsea’s official statement, the club thanked Mourinho and labelled him as ‘the most successful manager in our 110-year history.’