Jose Mourinho has been sacked. For the neutral fan and the Mourinho hater, this is bittersweet news as we will now be deprived of Jose Mourinho's increasingly painful interviews. His misery this year has been best documented in painful post-match interviews. Starting in early October, when results really began to turn against Chelseas, Mourinho post-match interviews became odder and odder. We present the best interviews over his last anguished 10 weeks at Chelsea.
3rd October --- Fear and self-loathing
Chelsea lost 3-1 at home to Southampton on the 3rd of October. The result came five days after Chelsea were beaten away to Porto in the Champions League. Mourinho is here beginning to confront that something is seriously broken. You can hear the fear and panic in his voice. He blames the referee but as he goes on, you can hear how bruised ego his.
24th October --- Silence
After Chelsea lost 2-1 at home to West Ham, Mourinho didn't speak to reporters.
27th October --- Patronise and walk away
After Stoke beat Chelsea on penalties in the Capital One Cup, a frustrated Mourinho let loose on this poor guy, who insisted on asking the 'negative' questions.
31 October --- Try to say nothing, but fail
Whereby Jose had nothing to say after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool. Nothing to say about Lucas Leiva not being sent off, nothing to say about his own players' performance. Nope, nothing to say.
5th December --- Complain that life isn't fair
Chelsea seemed to have turned a corner at the end of November but they suffered a shocking loss to Bournemouth two Saturdays ago. Chelsea's rot cannot be cured. Jose's response afterwards: 'it wasn't fair'.
14th December --- Surrender and accept the end
The writing was on the wall when Chelsea lost to Leicester Monday night. Facing the inevitable end, Mourinho blamed his own players for betraying his own work, praised his opponents openly and cast doubt upon Eden Hazard's character. Mourinho rubs his neck in an unsettling way. The last act of a man who knew there was no way back.