Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham after just 17 months in charge. The Portuguese who managed big clubs like FC Porto, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Chelsea has found himself yet again without a job.
Tottenham is currently seventh, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and was knocked out of the Europa League in March. They now face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on 25 April.
On Sunday, Tottenham was one of six Premier League clubs to announce they were joining a new European Super League as reported by BBC.
Aside from Mourinho, his coaching staff of Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have also been sacked. Tottenham went hard on this one this time around.
“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club,” said Tottenham 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.”
Tottenham Sack Jose Mourinho After 17 Months In Managerial Position
Jose’s position came under increasing scrutiny following a run of form that has left Spurs dumped out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb in humiliating fashion, behind in the race for Champions League qualification – they sit seventh – and generally performing poorly.
Mourinho had also somewhat reverted to type by criticising his own players and picking fights with opposition managers, but it was expected that the 58-year-old manager would at least get the chance to lead the side into the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
One shouldn’t forget that Tottenham letting go of Mourinho looks bad for the club’s management who spent a lot getting him onboard. It is believed that the Portuguese was earning close to £12m a year.
This season, Mourinho 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. Former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason, who has been working with the club’s academy, will take first-team training on Monday.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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