Jose Mourinho breaks his silence with statement after Chelsea sacking
Jose Mourinho wants an immediate return to management after his sacking by Chelsea, reads statement on manager's behalf
Jose Mourinho will not be taking a sabbatical from management after Chelsea sacked the outspoken manager on Thursday afternoon.
The Portuguese coach has finally broken his silence after Chelsea parted company with Mourinho earlier this week following the defending champions’s ninth Premier League defeat of the season at Leicester City on Monday night.
He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea
Jose Mourinho statement
Mourinho has already been touted as a potential replacement for Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc at Parc des Princes, whilst some former professionals have suggested the Blues legend could replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.
And a statement released by the agency that represents the 52-year-old made it clear that Mourinho is seeking an immediate return to management despite an exhausting 2015/16 Premier League campaign at Stamford Bridge.
“He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn’t tired, he doesn’t need it,” read the CAA statement.
“He is very positive and is already looking forward.”
Mourinho leaves Chelsea in 16th place in the Premier League table and a point above the relegation zone after 16 games just seven months after winning his third top-flight crown at the west London club.
And the statement underlined the former Real Madrid manager’s pride at winning another Premier League title and taking his major trophies tally to eight as Chelsea manager during his second reign at the defending champions.
The statement continued: “Jose Mourinho is pleased that he returned to Chelsea football club because he was able to give the fans another Premier League title, which they had not won for many years.
“He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea, and thanks the fans for all their support throughout his two spells at the club.”
Former Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink is favourite to become Chelsea’s caretaker manager for the second time.
Statement on behalf of Jose Mourinho in full
Jose Mourinho is pleased that he returned to Chelsea Football Club because he was able to give the fans another Premier League title, which they had not won for many years.
He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea, and thanks the fans for all their support throughout his two spells at the club.
During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club, but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave.
Each time represents for him the end of a cycle, and the opportunity to start a new one. Jose hopes that his future after Chelsea this time will be as successful as when he left the club in 2007.
He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn’t tired, he doesn’t need it, he is very positive, and is already looking forward.
Because of his love of football, you will see Jose at football grounds working and supporting friends. He will not be attending any high-profile games because he wants to discourage any speculation about his future.
Jose will remain living in London and hopes he and his family will be given the opportunity to do this privately.
The Dutchman previously took over the reins at Stamford Bridge during the 2008/09 season.