Chelsea captain John Terry has paid tribute to Jose Mourinho, insisting that his former boss is the best he has ever worked with.
Taking to Instagram, Terry, 35, has insisted that he will miss the Portuguese tactician, claiming that it's a 'sad, sad day'.
Mourinho, of course, was relieved of his duties on Thursday following a disastrous start to the season. Sitting in 16th place in the Premier League, the west London outfit are 20 points behind leaders Leicester City and are just one point above the relegation zone.
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Incredibly, the Premier League champions have won just four of their opening 16 games in England's elite division so far.
Terry and Co. have failed to produce the goods throughout the course of the campaign, so the news that Mourinho had been sacked didn't come as a major surprise.
Chelsea in trouble
There's no getting away from the fact that Chelsea are in serious trouble. Another couple of defeats may well see them enter a relegation battle. The dynamic at Stamford Bridge has to change, but will Chelsea's best players respond?
Something hasn't been right at the club for the past couple of months and we will find out soon enough if Mourinho was the problem.
One thing is for sure, Terry will be desperate to lead his side to victory over Sunderland on Saturday.
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