Jose Mourinho sacked: Premier League managers 'surprised'
One of the most successful members of the Premier League "managers' union" left a hole when he was sacked by Chelsea on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho, 52, left the Blues seven months after he led them to their third Premier League title.
Chelsea, who finished eight points clear of the rest last season and won the League Cup, have lost nine of their 16 league games so far and are 16th in the table, one point above the relegation places.
Mourinho's peers have been giving their thoughts on the Portuguese.
Most have been "surprised" by Blues' decision to sack their most successful manager in history, who won three league titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups over two spells.