Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been sacked after a disastrous start to the EPL season. Photo: Carl Recine

London - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been sacked after a disastrous start to the Premier League season, according to widespread British media reports on Thursday.

Several outlets, including the BBC, reported that the 52-year-old Portuguese had been dismissed by the club for the second time, having been sacked at the end of his previous spell in 2007.

Mourinho led Chelsea to a Premier League and League Cup double last season, after returning to the club in 2013, but they are currently one point above the relegation zone after nine defeats in 16 games.

Juande Ramos, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Sevilla manager, and Dutchman Guus Hiddink have been cited as potential short-term replacements.

AFP