Chelsea have released a very professional and emotional official statement praising Jose Mourinho after the 52-year-old Portuguese was sacked on Thursday.

It’s the second time Mourinho has been shown the Stamford Bridge exit door in eight years after he was fired in a similar manner in 2007.

Here’s an official statement released by the west Londoners confirming his sacking.

“Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent,” Chelsea said on their official website.

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

“His three league titles, FA Cup, Community Shield and three League Cup 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.

“There will be no further comment until a new appointment is made.”

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