Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham few days before their Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City and a few hours after the Super League announcement.
The Portugese manager, who has previously been Chelsea and Manchester United former manager, has been “relieved” of his duties as manager of Tottenham Hotspur a few hours after the Super League announcement in north London.
The sack came barely six days to a clash against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on 25 April, 2021.
He replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019 and guided the club to sixth in the Premier League last season. However, he spent only seventeen (17) months in charge of the club.
They are currently seventh, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and were knocked out of the Europa League in March.
Mourinho had been appointed based on his records with trophies, but unfortunately, he will now leave the club empty-handed. The sack brings to end a contract that had been due to run till the summer of 2023.
This season, Mourinho – who previously managed Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto – suffered 10 league defeats in a single campaign for the first time in his managerial career.
No Premier League side has lost more points from winning positions this season than Spurs, who have dropped 20.
Mourinho’s last game in charge was a 2-2 league draw at Everton on Friday.
Mourinho’s coaching staff of Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have also been sacked.
In a statement, Spurs said: “The club can today announce that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties.”
“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club,” said Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy. “Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic.“
“On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged. He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.“
Spurs have also confirmed that the club’s former midfielder Ryan Mason, who is currently head of player development, will take first-team training on Monday.
Jose Mourinho’s managerial honours
|Porto (2002-04)||Primeira Liga (x2), Champions League, Uefa Cup (now Europa League), Portuguese Cup|
|Chelsea (2004-07 and 2013-15)||Premier League (x3), FA Cup, League Cup (x3)|
|Inter Milan (2008-10)||Serie A (x2), Champions League, Coppa Italia|
|Real Madrid (2010-13)||La Liga, Copa del Rey|
|Manchester United (2016-18)||Europa League, League Cup|
Who could be the New Manager of Tottenham ?
With Spurs now searching for a new boss, their recruitment net is expected to be cast far and wide.
Highly-rated RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann heads the early market, with the 33-year-old’s services expected to be sounded out.
Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is another name in the frame, along with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and club legend Ledley King.
Steven Gerrard, fresh from guiding Rangers to Scottish Premiership title glory, could also be approached, while ex-Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez also finds himself out of work and looking for another role in England.