Who signalled the end of Jose?

Last updated : 20 September 2007 By Paul Lagan
Chelsea's contempt for their fans hit another low this evening with their open letter to the Blues faithful.

The fact that they called it open is ironic in itself as Chelsea have attempted to misinform the fans at every opportunity of late.
Anyhow, the letter reprinted below, speaks of Jose leaving by mutual consent,
Now what does that mean and who actually starts off the mutual content conversation?

The question I'd like the new "open" Chelsea to answer is - Did Bruce Buck, Chelsea chairman, Peter Kenyon, chief executive Avram Grant, director of football and a board member and Euguene Tennabaum, club director and Roman's Abramovich's henchman on Earth with the full knowledge and consent of Roman Abramovich have a meeting to discuss Jose's future?

Did they decide they wanted rid of him?
Did they decide to talk to him?
Did they start the conversation about his future and how best he would be paid off.

Or Did Jose start the conversation with the desire to end his professional relationship with Chelsea?
This is crucial?

Until a timetable of events is revealed, the Chelsea fans will simply NOT believe a word that comes out of Stamford Bridge and through it's media outlets dubbed Pravda.com and Pravda TV.

Here is the statement in full. Think of the above questions when you read it.

The Chelsea FC plc board and everyone at the club has appreciated your patience and understanding during what has been a difficult time.
It is only right that we explain the reasons behind José Mourinho leaving Chelsea and also recognise the immense contribution he has made to the club and to English football.
Early this morning we announced that Chelsea and José Mourinho had agreed to part company by mutual consent. The key phrase here is that there was mutual agreement. José did not resign and he was not sacked.
What is clear, though, is we had all reached a point where the relationship between the club and José had broken down. This was despite genuine attempts over several months by all parties to resolve certain differences.
The reason the decision has been taken is that we believed the breakdown started to impact on the performance of the team and recent results supported this view. We did not want this to continue or affect the club further.
Chelsea's long-term football objectives and ambitions remain unchanged and the appointment of Avram Grant and Steve Clarke is aimed at continuing to achieve those goals.
We also must pay tribute to the great job José did for Chelsea. He has been the most successful manager the club has known and he rightly deserves that place in our history. José has been instrumental in putting Chelsea where it is today, among the leading clubs in European and world football.
He will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge, whether as the guest of Chelsea or as the manager of another club, and he will be given the reception and respect his position in our history deserves.

Chelsea Football Club

The spineless board members could not even sign it, they heaped contempt on us by signing it Chelsea Football Club.

They then update a statement to say "all contractual arrangements have been reached" as if that's the end of the matter, now go away and let us get on with things - well how dandy.

What about their contracts with the fans?