Chelsea fans outside of Stamford Bridge have reacted badly to the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach was dismissed on 17 December, after a poor run of form left the defending Premier League champions just a point off the relegation zone.

Fans Margaret Oliver said, "I am very, very angry about what has happened and I do think the board has made a mistake. A friend just said to me on the phone that the best thing the supporters could do would be not to turn up for the match against Sunderland. I do feel that would probably be maybe too strong, but I do think that the fans, if they are firmly loyal fans, will show their feelings on Saturday afternoon."

Chelsea have lost nine of their 16 fixtures in the Premier League this season. Alex Trimble said, "I thought he would stay until the end of the season or at least until PSG (Paris St Germain in the Champions League). I guess it was coming. He's got to move on now, new manager, new start. I don't want the same thing it was a couple of years ago, a new manager every season. What can you say really, what can you do?"

Former manager Guus Hiddink is rumoured to be the next boss at the London club, after taking over on a temporary basis in 2009. "Personally I would like Hiddink because when he managed us a few years ago he did a great job in the six months he had with us," said supporter Eliot Clark. "Obviously Guardiola or Diego Simeone are great managers and at the end of the season I would like to see them here," he added.

Chelsea play Sunderland at home in the Premier League on Saturday 19 December.