Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Chelsea after a meeting with the club’s hierarchy on Thursday.
The 52-year-old ended his second stint at Stamford Bridge with the team languishing in 16th place in the Premier League, registering just 15 points from 16 games, Goal reports.
The club’s latest defeat, a 2-1 loss to Leicester City on Monday, capped a poor start to the season that leaves the reigning Premier League champions 16th in the Premier League.
Mourinho has been under increasing pressure in recent weeks as the club slumped to nine defeats in 16 league games, following a 2015-16 campaign in which Chelsea swept to the title.
After the latest defeat to Leicester, the Portuguese manager publicly criticised his players, suggesting that members of the playing squad had “betrayed” him and indicating his belief that last season’s form was due to excellent managerial performances, raising the players above their natural level.