No way Jose: Mourinho will be missed

I don’t think it will be just Chelsea fans who miss Jose Mourinho.

The self proclaimed ‘special one’ has left a lasting mark on the Premier League and departs Stamford Bridge with a formidable 67 per cent win rate.

He was arrogant and brilliant in equal measures, winning two Premier League titles as well as a couple of League Cups and an FA Cup triumph against Manchester United.

The Portuguese illuminated English football with his wit and charm and no press conference or post match interview that he was involved was ever dull.

Obviously Chelsea belongs to Roman Abramovich but parting company with Mourinho may set the club back a long time with the squad Mourinho built looking likely to break apart.

Finance at the Bridge makes Mourinho replaceable but he will be an immensely difficult act to follow.

Avram Grant will only be a short-term solution but he will not have the backing of the fans and probably not even the players.

Time will tell whether or not Grant will last in the post but for now we say goodbye to a managerial great.

Bye Jose, we will miss you.