Jose Mourinho has been sacked as head coach of Tottenham, less than a week before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager in November 2019; Portuguese head coach led Spurs to sixth-place finish in the Premier League during first season in charge
Mourinho was called to a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy on Monday morning.
The club then confirmed Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra had all been “relieved of their duties”, with Ryan Mason – just 29 – taking charge of training on Monday afternoon.
It is understood the decision was results-based and nothing to do with Spurs’ agreement to join a European Super League.
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.”