Tottenham Sack Jose Mourinho, Ryan Mason To Take Charge
The club announced this via its Twitter page, saying;
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.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 19, 2021
Chairman of the London club, Daniel Levy in the statement 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.
Former Spurs midfielder, Ryan Mason, according to the statement, will take First Team training today and a further update will follow in due course.
However, the club did not state a reason for the decision, but there are speculations that Mourinho was fired for speaking against the breakaway European Super League.
In a joint announcement on Sunday night, six English clubs — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur — alongside three teams from Italy — AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus — and three from Spain — Atlético Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid — laid out plans to form a breakaway competition, referred to in the announcement as Super League.
The top clubs feel cheated by the current champions league format which does not give them enough financial protection.
Mourinho’s sack comes less than a week to Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
He had been in charge at Spurs since November 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino, signing a deal until the end of the 2023 season.
In his first campaign, Mourinho took Tottenham from 14th in the Premier League to finish sixth – securing Europa League qualification – but were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by RB Leipzig.
Mourinho’s last game in charge of Spurs was a 2-2 draw with Everton on Friday night at Goodison Park.
Spurs are currently seventh in the table, five points off the Champions League places.