Piers Morgan: Sacking Mourinho is the worst decision

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho reacts on the touchline as supporters celebrate Ramires' opening goal behind, during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on October 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Daily Mail football commentator Piers Morgan believes that dismissal of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is the worst decision in football history.

According to Morgan, football is a mad game played by mad people and followed by mad fans. We’ve seen footballers karate kick spectators, bite opponents and even get shot dead for failing to save a penalty.

Managers have punched each other, taken bungs, and made post-match speeches so unhinged that there were genuine fears for their sanity (yes, Kevin Keegan, I’m looking at you..)

More recently, almost every senior official at FIFA was busted for alleged corruption on a gigantic scale, which is not just mad but very, very bad.

But few things have ever been madder than Chelsea’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho – the single greatest football manager on Planet Earth, and arguably the greatest ever.

When the news broke at 2pm, I was lying on my sofa preparing for an appearance on tonight’s Question Time.

Within seconds, mainstream news bulletins and social media ditched all interest in the possible collapse of the European Union, the war on ISIS, and even Donald Trump.

THIS story was so big, so sensational, that like the man himself only top billing would suffice.

Everyone had a view on the downfall of the charismatic Portuguese coach with the silver hair and even more silver tongue.

All of it was extreme. None of it was calm, measured or vaguely sensible. Grown men either wept, howled, laughed dementedly, or did congas round their offices.

Even women with zero interest in the game itself mourned the loss of their Jose, the guy with the twinkling eyes, the sharp suits and a rakish smile to melt a thousand King’s Road ice queens.

My reaction?

Well, as an ardent Arsenal fan I should have been thrilled at the failure of a man who dubbed our own manager Arsene Wenger a ‘specialist in failure’.

But I wasn’t. Instead, I was flabbergasted. This is the single worst decision in the history of the sport. Jose Mourinho isn’t just a winner. He’s THE winner of the modern game. In just 12 years as a manager he’s won an astonishing 21 trophies.