Jose Mourinho sacked: David Cameron says its ‘sad’ whenever someone loses a job - then points to 740,000 vacancies

It probably wasn't the reaction he was hoping for

Heather Saul
Thursday 17 December 2015 17:48 GMT
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

David Cameron has reacted to the sacking of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho somewhat unsympathetically by pointing to the "740,000 vacancies" in the UK economy.

Mourinho was sacked during a board meeting on Wednesday after Chelsea lost nine Premier League matches this season. A candidate to replace him has reportedly already been lined up, rubbing salt into what must be a very painful wound.

Jubilant Chelsea fans are celebrating his shock departure on Twitter and football pundits are scrambling to determine who will replace him.

Even the Prime Minister has had a say on the matter, reportedly telling ITV: “The PM is always sad to see anyone lose their job but he would point to the 740k vacancies in UK economy.”

Mourinho’s terrible day follows a difficult year on and off the pitch. The 52-year-old has been embroiled in a highly publicised dispute with Chelsea’s team doctor, Eva Carneiro and in October was hit with a £40,000 fine after storming into a referee's dressing room during a football game against West Ham.

Guus Hiddink is being named as the favourite to replace Mourinho, until at least the end of this season.

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