Chelsea have revealed that Jose Mourinho was sacked on Thursday because of a rift with the players. The club are now set to name Guus Hiddink as caretaker manager.
In an interview, Michael Emenalo, the Chelsea technical director, pinned the blame for the club’s dramatic collapse this season firmly on Mourinho because of what he termed "palpable discord". Emenalo said Chelsea were “in trouble” but rejected suggestions that the players had let the club down.
In the interview, on Chelsea TV, Emenalo referred to Mourinho as “the individual who has done so much for the club”, but did not name him. He also stated that it was unacceptable for a club of Chelsea’s stature to be just a point above the Premier League relegation zone.