Tottenham Hotspur sack Jose Mourinho after 17 months in charge
In a major development, Jose Mourinho has been sacked as the manager of Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. The club confirmed the news through a statement on Monday. Notably, the 58-year-old has been shown the door being in charge for 17 months. It comes a few hours after Spurs announced they were one of 12 clubs planning to launch a breakaway European Super League.
Mourinho showed enormous resilience: Spurs chairman Daniel Levy
Speaking on the development, Spurs 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."
Mourinho lost 13 games in all competitions this season
Mourinho had lost 13 games as a manager in all competitions this season, making it the worst season in his managerial career. It is understood that several squad members were irked as he went on to publicly criticize the players after defeats.
A look at his managerial career (Tottenham Hotspur)
Mourinho took charge as Spurs manager in November 2019. In February 2021, Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup, losing 4-5 to Everton in the quarter-finals. Recently, they lost 0-3 to Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, thereby getting eliminated. Overall, Spurs won 44 and lost 19 out of 86 games under former manager Mourinho.
Ryan Mason, Chris Powell could be appointed on interim basis
Spurs confirmed coach Ryan Mason will take charge of training on Monday. It is understood that Mason and Chris Powell are likely to manage Spurs on an interim basis till a permanent manager gets appointed. According to the sources, RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers are two coaches admired by senior figures at Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs yet to win a Premier League game this month
Tottenham are presently seventh in the Premier League with 50 points, five adrift of the top four. They are without a single win in the Premier League this month. Spurs recently held Everton to a 2-2 draw, and lost 1-3 to Manchester United. Notably, they are set to face Manchester City in the EFL Cup Final on Sunday.