Jose Mourinho made his mark at Stamford Bridge and is still regarded as Chelsea’s greatest manager, having won three Premier League titles over two stints at the club.
However, the man who was hailed as the Special One got on the wrong side of the fans after joining Manchester United, after he was sacked as Chelsea manager in 2015.
Three years into his job as United manager, Mourinho has now been sacked by Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as the interim manager of the club.
Mourinho was sacked with Manchester United 19 points behind leaders Liverpool while they trail Chelsea, who are in fourth, by 11 points.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he feels sorry for Mourinho and revealed that he’d be missed in England.
“I think so,” said Sarri when asked if Mourinho is a big loss to the Premier League. “As you know, Mourinho won everything, won everywhere, so I like him very much as a coach and as a man but I think he is right when he said that Manchester United has a future without Mourinho, but also Mourinho has a great future without Manchester United.
“I like him very much and I’d like to see him on a bench as soon as possible, maybe in England, not here (laughed).”
Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola had also spoken about the sack of Mourinho and insisted that the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager will be missed.
Zola said: “It’s never pleasant to see a coach being dismissed from a job. It’s not pleasant for anyone, especially not pleasant for somebody like Jose who has won so much in the game and done so much for this club.
“(I am feeling) Sad, like many others. But I want to wish him all the best in the new adventure I’m sure he’ll have somewhere else.
“Nowadays, getting the sack is part of our job. It belongs to everyone: from the small coaches to the big ones. Knowing the character and personality of Jose, he’ll want to bounce back immediately, so I don’t know about that.”