Chelsea stars where left in tears when Jose Mourinho announced he was leaving the London club in 2007.
Mourinho Chelsea’s team where the talk of football after winning four trophies in his three years at the club including back to back premier league titles.
However, a misunderstanding between owner Abramovich and the Portuguese saw Mourinho head for the exit door barely weeks into the 2007/2008 season.
And Ex Chelsea star Steve Sidwell has opened up on the reaction in the dressing room when Mourinho announced his departure to the team.
“I never felt that tension or thought he was in trouble,” he told were a Reporters.
“There where games before, you could
see things in the press and it really bubbled up.
“But you didn’t feel it on the inside. The players were all united, no one was turning against him, he hadn’t lost the
“The day he went, I was driving my wife to the airport and the news came on the radio. I just thought, ‘S***, he’s gone.
What’s going to happen?’ We were then all called into a meeting at Cobham.
“It was awkward when Jose came to say his goodbyes. You could have heard a pin drop. It felt like someone had died.
“When you see strong characters like Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and John Terry either crying on the floor or certainly welling up… I got upset as well. It was really weird.”
Mourinho however made a second coming in 2013, winning the premier league tittle before he was again dismissed on December 17, 2015.