Sacked … Manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between Chelsea FC and FC Porto at Stamford Bridge on December 9 in London. Photo: Getty Images
London: Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Premier League champions Chelsea on Thursday, according to BBC sources, following a dreadful run of results.
Chelsea have lost nine of their opening 16 matches, picking up only 15 points.
The Portuguese manager returned for a second stint at Stamford Bridge in 2013 and last season led them to the English title and the League Cup.
Happier times … Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, left, and John Terry of Chelsea pose with the League Cup trophy at Wembley Stadium in March. Photo: Getty Images
There was no immediate confirmation from the club.