Thursday afternoon brought about the news that Chelsea had sacked Jose Mourinho for the second time following a disastrous start to their Premier League title defence.
It's the biggest talking point in the world of football today, and pundits and experts all over the world have been offering their opinion as to what went wrong, where Chelsea go now, and why the club came to the decision to cut Jose's dynasty plans short.
Eamon Dunphy was one of those asked for his opinion as he was invited onto The Ray D'Arcy Show to weigh in on Mourinho's sacking, and after explaining that the writing had been on the wall for some time now, the RTÉ pundit delivered a magnificently blunt reason for why the players stopped playing for Jose:
It has become a cliché but it’s like any manager in any organisation, whether it’s a football club or a broadcaster or a newspaper – if you’re an arsehole and people don’t like you they won’t work for you.
Hard to argue with that!
Dunphy also outlined what he believes is next for The Special One, and it sounds very scary for European Football:
He’ll go to Paris St Germain, I predict, where he’ll be reunited with [Real Madrid’s] Ronaldo and that will be a whole new chapter in the soap opera.
It could happen, and nobody would fancy a trip to Paris in the Champions League if it does.
Balls.ie's own daily podcast 'The Racket' offered their take on the Mourinho story too, which you can listen to here:
via RTÉ Sport.