It has been coming for a while, but it has finally happened. Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Chelsea.
The club officially announced the departure on their Twitter account, bringing an end to his 30 month spell as boss at Stamford Bridge.
It has been an incredible series of events since the season kicked off as the Blues have floundered in their attempts to retain their Premier League title.
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Having been emphatic in their charge to the title in the 2014-15 season, Chelsea have suffered a horrendous drop in form that has sometimes been unexplainable.
The season began in awful fashion as off-field issues overshadowed their start to the campaign.
The Eva Carneiro incident cast a black cloud over the club and some people have suggested her departure has had some part to play in their terrible run of form.
But that was only the tip of the iceberg.
Chelsea have been playing like relegation candidates in recent weeks find themselves in 16th position in the table, just one point above the bottom three.
Following a 2-1 defeat at top of the table Leicester City, it seemed the writing was on the wall for the Portuguese boss.
And the internet has exploded in response to his departure.
In truth, his two-and-a-half year spell at the Bridge was hardly a raving success and more doubts will be cast over the manager after his tenure as Real Madrid boss ended in similar, if not so disastrous, fashion.
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