19 September 2007

Mourinho quits!

Manager Mourinho leaves Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has sensationally left Stamford Bridge by mutual consent, the club has confirmed.

The news comes just 24 hours after the disappointing Champions League draw against Rosenborg.

BBC Radio 5live football correspondent Jonathan Legard understands Mourinho texted senior players, including skipper John Terry, with the news.

No freaking way.

I knew the draw with Rosenborg was bad news, but I'm stunned Mourinho quit with the United match on Sunday. His position must have been completely untenable. Good job, Roman.

For as unlikable a manager Mourinho is, he got results. And Abramovich is going to have a hell of a time replacing him. Terry, Lampard and Drogba, among others, have credited him with furthering their careers, and I can't wait to see how this affects the already thickening cloud over Stamford Bridge.

Tomorrow will be a really fun news day.


Manton said...

From Soccernet: A club statement claims that the decision was reached after the launch of a new Chelsea documentary - Blue Revolution - at the Vue cinema in Fulham on Wednesday night, where an emotional Mourinho refused to talk to the press.

I have to see this docu. Immediately.

Ace Cowboy said...

Unbelievable. US Soccer, pick up your phone and start diaing now.