TOTTENHAM Hotspurs have sacked Jose Mourinho as manager.
His sack was announced at 11am today in a release issued by the North London club side, thereby dispensing with the services of the Portuguese after just 17 months of hiring him.
According to the release, one of Mourinho’s technical staff, Ryan Mason, would take charge of first-team training.
“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. Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic. On a personal level we 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,” the release stated.
Mourinho was brought in to take Tottenham to the next level, to do what Mauricio Pochettino could not do and win the club a trophy.
But Spurs finished sixth in the Premier League last year and are now seventh, with almost no chance of Champions League qualification for next season.
They are out of the Europa League and only have a Carabao Cup final on Sunday against Manchester City as a chance to win a trophy. They are further away from the elite than they were under Pochettino.
Tottenham saw Mourinho as their way to get back into the Champions League but now that is impossible, he was on borrowed time.