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Hunt on for new Chelsea boss

Chelsea are searching for a new manager after sacking Andreas Villas-Boas on Sunday amid reports that former boss Jose Mourinho could be in the frame to return to the club.

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Mata: 'Not an easy day' for Chelsea

Juan Mata has thanked Andre Villas-Boas, the manager who signed him for Chelsea Credit: AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta

Juan Mata, the Spanish winger who was signed by Andre Villas-Boas for Chelsea last summer, has thanked the manager on his facebook page.

He wrote: "It hasn't been an easy day for those who, like me, are part of Chelsea.

"I would like to thank the manager and wish him luck. We have to keep working hard and better days will come. Thanks for your support!"

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