Chelsea Football Club this afternoon made the shock announcement that assistant manager Ray Wilkins would be leaving the club with immediate effect, after the board decided not to renew his contract.

Chief executive Ron Gourlay revealed in a statement to the clubs official site: “On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Ray for everything he has done for Chelsea Football Club. We all wish him well for the future.”

Cfcnet would like to extend its sincere gratitude and appreciation for everything that ‘Butch’ achieved with Chelsea Football Club.