Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Chelsea manager according to BBC journalist, Dan Roan.
BREAKING: I understand Jose Mourinho has just been told by Chelsea he has been sacked as manager
— Dan Roan (@danroan) December 17, 2015
The Chelsea manager was under tremendous pressure to turn it around after a disastrous start to the season and it appears that the board has finally run out of patience with him.
Mourinho told he was sacked at a meeting with club hierarchy in last 30 mins. Understand he will be paid until end of the season — Dan Roan (@danroan) December 17, 2015
Chelsea have been linked with the likes of Guus Hiddink, Juande Ramos, Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone.
However the likelihood of Guardiola and Simeone coming in right away is almost impossible and it seems like there will be a caretaker installed for the remainder of the season.
The report has now been confirmed by the likes of BBC and Daily Mail.
Chelsea have now made an official announcement that Mourinho has been sacked by mutual consent.
Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent. https://t.co/YYJaxxdE36
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 17, 2015
“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 “, a statement on the Chelsea official website read.
According to Sam Wallace from The Telegraph, Chelsea are set to appoint Guus Hiddink for the remainder of the season.
Guus Hiddink to replace Jose Mourinho until the end of the season. More at @TeleFootball soon
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) December 17, 2015
Daily Mirror have also confirmed that the Premier League champions are negotiating with the former Spurs boss Juande Ramos’ agent.
More to follow.