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Will Ferrell admits Jose Mourinho sacking at Chelsea was his fault

Currently third in Group G, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea will need all three points when they host Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. AP Photo/Steven Governo

It's been almost two months since Jose Mourinho left Chelsea amid a disastrous run of results but US comedy star Will Ferrell thinks he knows the real reason for the Special One's demise.

Mourinho was sat in the audience at the GQ Awards in September when Ferrell, up on stage, decided to joke about the Portuguese's perceived negative tactics during Chelsea's Premier League title-winning campaign.

"Keep playing defence, man," he told Mourinho. "Seven guys in the box, I love it. I love it."

And speaking on the Men In Blazers TV show, Ferrell -- who is now a part-owner of MLS expansion franchise LAFC -- admitted that he feels partly responsible for Mourinho's subsequent unravelling at Stamford Bridge.

"I feel horribly guilty because I feel like I had a hand in getting Jose Mourinho fired," he said of his GQ comment. "I'm so sorry. I was just trying to make a joke because I really actually admire the guy."

Ferrell also took the opportunity to explain his status as a celebrity Chelsea fan. "I just went to one game and they gave me a scarf and then sent me a jersey," he added.

"I wore the jersey a couple of times and the next thing you know I'm a massive Chelsea fan. That said, I like the colour blue."