Chelsea have sacked manager Jose Mourinho just seven months after he led them to the Premier League title.
The 52-year-old Portuguese had been in his second spell at the club after taking charge in June 2013.
Chelsea finished eight points clear last season and won the League Cup, but have lost nine of their 16 league games so far and are 16th in the table, one point above the relegation places.
Mourinho’s final match was Monday’s 2-1 defeat at leaders Leicester City.
In the crazy world of football Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Juande Ramos and Brendan Rodgers have already been touted as possible successors as Blues owner Roman Abramovich begins another managerial search.
As we go to press there has still not been a single player who has been sacked.