Many Chelsea fans must have gone to bed last night thinking rumours Alex Ferguson was retiring could kill the whispers that Mourinho may be heading back to Stamford Bridge.
But when dawn broke, so too did confirmation that the legendary Manchester United boss was indeed departing. But within a couple of hours Jose went from hot favourite to replace him to a long shot. Richard Pallot takes Nina Hossain through the day's events.
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