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Describe how did Mourinho's departure from Chelsia surprise the soccer world? use the phrase "send shock wave"
Mourinho's departure from Chelsea sent shock waves through the soccer world.
subj = departure
verb = send
obj = shock waves
pundit
somebody who expresses opinion (a critic or authority on a subject, esp in the media)
somebody wise
fans, pundits and former players were unanimous in predicting Chelsea's fortune would nosedive as a result of the manager's unexpected exit
nosedive
fall or decline suddenly and significantly
unprecedented level of success
Adj
having no earlier equivalent of success
Mourinho had brought an unprecedented level of success to the west London club, winning five trophies in just three years in charge since arriving from Porto.
crave
vti
1.have a strong desire for something
vt
2. To beg for something
The club's billion owner, Roman Abramovich craved the Champions League title and demanded a more flamboyant playing style than Mourinho could deliver.
flamboyant
adjective
1. showy: showy and dashing in a self-satisfied way
2. brightly colored: brightly colored and striking
3. highly decorated: elaborate or richly decorated
4. audacious: unrestrained by prevailing standards of propr
The owner demanded a more flamboyant playing style than Mourinho could deliver.
tension
(plural ten·sions)
noun
1. anxious feelings: mental worry or emotional strain that makes natural relaxed behavior impossible
2. uneasy feeling in relationship: a state of wariness, mistrust, controlled hostility, or fear of hostility felt by countries, groups, or people in their dealings with one another (often used in the plural)
3. tautness: the degree to which something such as a wire, string, thread, or muscle is stretched
Tensions between manager and owner, heightened by disagreements over player signing, are believed to have come to a head following a poor result against Rosenborg on Tuesday.
heighten
vti
1. increase: to make something such as a feeling or emotion greater or more intense, or become greater or more intense
His attempts to reassure them served only to heighten their fears.

2. intensify in brightness: to make something such as a color appear brighter or stronger, or appear to become brighter or stronger
The sunlight heightened the flush on her cheeks.
Tensions between manager and owner, heightened by disagreements over player signing, are believed to have come to a head following a poor result against Rosenborg on Tuesday.
come to a head; what is the meaning of head in this context?
crisis point: a critical juncture in a situation or series of events, at which time some action must be taken, however painful.
Tensions between manager and owner, heightened by disagreements over player signing, are believed to have come to a head following a poor result against Rosenborg on Tuesday.
upheaval
(plural up·heav·als)
noun
1. disturbance: a strong or sudden change in political, social, or living conditions
2. upward movement: a sudden raising of part of the Earth's crust
Fans fear the bid to reclaim the Premier League title from manchester United could have been fatally compromised by the upheaval.
compromised
vt
expose somebody or something to danger or disgrace.
This scandal could compromise his chances for election.

drugs that can compromise the immune system
Astound
transitive verb
surprise somebody greatly:
to overwhelm and stun somebody with sudden surprise
Jsson was astounded by the viciousness of the attacks

A former Chelsea player said he was absolutely astounded by developments.

to forge a bond with
vt
establish something with effort: to establish and strive to develop something with great effort
It will be hard for the new manager to forge the kind of bond with the players that was a crucial part of the club's success under Mourinho.

The newly elected HKSAR CEO wants to forge a durable relationship with the community
painful experience (construct a sentence)
Jose Mourinho has admitted his dramatic exit fom Chelsea was the most painful experience of his life.
reign
noun (plural reigns)
1. period of rule: the period of time during which somebody, especially a king or queen, rules a nation
The portuguese coach had grown to love Chelsea after establishing the west London club as one of the Premier League's dominant forces during his three-year reign.
dominant
adj
1. in control: in control or command over others
2. more important: more important, effective, or prominent than others
The portuguese coach had grown to love Chelsea after establishing the west London club as one of the Premier League's dominant forces during his three-year reign.
close ties
close relationship
Avram grant, an Israeli with close ties to Abramovich, has succeded Mourinho.