Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Jose Mourinho just a week before their League Cup final against Manchester City. The Portuguese was under immense pressure following a run of poor results as the club is five points adrift of fourth-placed West Ham in the race of top four.
Having crashed out of Europa League, Tottenham’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League looked slimmer after their defeat to Manchester United, followed by a 2-2 draw against Everton on Friday.
A club statement read “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.”
Chairman, Daniel Levy said “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 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.”
Though the sacking could have been due to Spurs’ poor form under Mourinho, there are rumours suggesting a disagreement between the Portuguese and Daniel Levy on the news of European Super League, with Tottenham as one of the clubs.
The news was posted on Tottenham’s official Twitter account