Two days after his departure from Chelsea - which the club stated was by 'mutual consent' - Jose Mourinho has released a statement of his own.
It makes a claim which is at odds with the club's assertion that the decision to end his reign as Chelsea manager was a shared one.
The statement, released through his agents CAA, says that Chelsea are the first club to have 'decided that he should leave'.
It also declares that he will not be taking a sabbatical from football.
Here it is in full.
Jose Mourinho is pleased that he returned to Chelsea because he was able to give the fans another Premier League title, which they had not won for many years.
He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea, and thanks the fans for all their support throughout his two spells at the club.
During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club, but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave.
Each time for his represents the end of a cycle and the opportunity to start a new one. Jose hopes that his future after Chelsea this time will be as successful as when he left the club in 2007.
He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn't tired, he doesn't need it.
He is very positive and is already looking forward.
So, Jose was mutually consented rather than departing via mutual consent.
The news that he is not taking a sabbatical is sure to spark some interesting conversations in board rooms across the Premier Leauge and Europe.