Arsenal fan Piers Morgan: Chelsea’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho is shameful
Piers Morgan has his say on Chelsea's decision to sack Jose Mourinho on Thursday
Piers Morgan has branded Chelsea’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho as “shameful” after the Portuguese coach was dismissed as Blues boss just seven months after leading them to the Premier League title.
The west London club confirmed the news on Thursday afternoon after mounting speculation about his future in the wake of Monday night’s 2-1 loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Chelsea have endured a disastrous start to the season and are currently languishing in 16th place in the Premier League table and just a point above the relegation zone.
Celebrity Arsenal fan and shareholder Morgan has blasted Chelsea’s decision to sack their most successful manager and instead claims that the players are to blame for the club’s poor form.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Morgan said: “As an ardent Arsenal fan I should have been thrilled at the failure of a man who dubbed our own manager Arsene Wenger a ‘specialist in failure’. But I wasn’t. Instead, I was flabbergasted.
“This is the single worst decision in the history of the sport. Jose Mourinho isn’t just a winner. He’s THE winner of the modern game.”
He continued: “This is still a manager who won Chelsea the Premier League title just SIX MONTHS AGO, for God’s sake!
“What kind of insanity determines that a man with such a prolific record of success, who is in charge of the REIGNING CHAMPIONS, is thrown into the gutter after the first difficult patch he’s ever endured as manager?
“I don’t know what’s gone wrong at Chelsea, but I do know this: Jose Mourinho didn’t suddenly go from the best manager in the world to the worst.
“If you want to blame anyone for their disintegration, then why not start with the players?”
He added: “Shame on you Chelsea for what you’ve done to Jose Mourinho today.
“And shame on all football fans who see his demise as something to celebrate.
“He will be a massive loss to our league and we will all, whether we admit or not, miss him enormously as a personality.”
Manager-less Chelsea return to Premier League action with a home clash against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.