It’s happened. Chelsea FC have sacked AVB. Below is the official statement on the club website:

Andre Villas Boas has parted company with Chelsea Football Club today. The board would like to record our gratitude for his work and express our disappointment that the relationship has ended so early. Unfortunately the results and performances of the team have not been good enough and were showing no signs of improving at a key time in the season.

The club is still competing in the latter stages of the Uefa Champions League and the FA Cup, as well as challenging for a top-four spot in the Premier League, and we aim to remain as competitive as possible on all fronts. With that in mind we felt our only option was to make a change at this time. With immediate effect Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed first team coach on an interim basis until the end of the season.

What do I think? I think it’s wrong. It’s very wrong. I didn’t think this way for Scolari or Ancelotti. For AVB though, I think it’s so wrong to sack AVB. Roberto Di Matteo will be the caretaker until the end of the season. That’s it from me for now. Will pick myself up later for a proper post. Sad day.

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