Jose Mourinho sacked by Tottenham days before the League Cup final
The Portuguese 'Special One' was reportedly sacked by the club after spending 17 months and a trophyless season.
Tottenham will have their only chance at a trophy playing Manchester City on 25th April at the League Cup final. Spurs will be without their key striker Harry Kane as he suffered an injury during their fixture with Everton ending 2-2. Now they will also be without their manager, Jose Mourinho.
Tottenham confirmed in a statement that the Portuguese had left along with his coaching staff. “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,” they said.
The 58-year-old former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United manager Mourinho had been in charge of 86 games at the club, having replaced the popular Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019. This was the first time he had been out of a team without a trophy in his career. Mourinho managed to clutch Spurs onto the top of the table during December for quite a while; it wasn’t long for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City kicked them off their post and rocketed up the table.
Under Mourinho’s spell, the Spurs had a 51% win rate, but that wasn’t enough to get them even in the top four. Tottenham is currently placed 7th with 50 points. Above them stands Liverpool with 52 points and below them, Everton with 49. They dropped 20 points that were the most dropped by any club in the Premier League this season, and were heavily criticized for their lack of defensive strategies. They also suffered a shock Europa League last-16 exit against Dinamo Zagreb despite having a two-goal lead in the first-leg.
Jose has won the Premier League title three times with Chelsea and has been a two-time Champions League winner with FC Porto and Inter Milan. He has also led Real Madrid to win the La Liga and Manchester United to a Europa League glory.
After Mourinho’s dismissal, Ryan Mason will take First Team training, and a further update will follow in due course, The Spurs said in their statement.