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Steve McClaren reacts to Jose Mourinho's sacking at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

Steve McClaren has given his reaction to the dismissal of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho was axed yesterday after a dismal run of domestic results which have left the club a point below 15th-placed Newcastle United in the table.

McClaren is now the second-favourite, behind Manchester United's Louis van Gaal, in the Premier League's sack race.

Newcastle head coach McClaren said: "The job is getting tougher with the expectations.

"It's keeping a balance. If you don't win games, you suffer. He will bounce back. He is too big a manager not to."

Guus Hiddink is set to be appointed as Mourinho's interim successor at Stamford Bridge.