Jose Mourinho has been fired as manger of Tottenham Hotspurs
Barely two years after succeeding Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham’s head coach in November 2019, Jose Mourinho has been fired ahead of the club’s Carabao Cup final tie against Manchester City.
Report claims Jose Mourinho was called to a meeting with club chairman Daniel Levy on Monday morning, who then relayed the information to the Portuguese tactician.
The club then confirmed with a statement that “Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have all been relieved of their duties, with Ryan Mason taking charge.”
Jose Mourinho was asked by Sky Sports to respond to his sacking but he said: “I’m not going to speak. You know me, you know that I’m not going to say anything.”
And when asked if he would take a leave, Mourinho responded by saying: “No need. I am always in football.”
Following his sacking Levy said: “Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club. He 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 welcomed here and we would like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.”
It is believed the sacking of Jose Mourinho has nothing to do with Spurs agreement to participate in the European Super League.