Ex Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho has been trending on social media for the past few days for a not-so-pleasant reason. It is no longer news that he was dismissed by his club on Thursday after a disastrous run to start the season that saw the Blues drop to the 16th on the Premier League table
The Portuguese has released an official statement via his co-representatives at CAA Sports and Polaris Sports,
Statement in full:
“José 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, José 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. José 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 José 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.
“José will remain living in London and hopes he and his family will be given the opportunity to do this privately.”
“José will not speak about his current situation for the foreseeable future. He asks the media to respect this decision.”