Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager
Tottenham Hotspurhas sacked Jose Mourinhoas its manager.
- He was in post for under two years. He led Tottenham to 6th place in the Premier League last year.
- Mourinho has now been terminated from four consecutive jobs.
The news was first reported by The Daily Telegraph, but has now been publicly announced by Tottenham's leadership, with confirmation that Mourinho's backroom staff have also left.
"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," it said in a brief statement.
Mourinho took over the role at Tottenham in November 2019, with the club sitting in 14th place in the Premier League under previous manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho pulled the club up to 6th place by the end of last season, but in the 2020/21 season the club currently sits 7th, and looks set to miss out on qualification for European football next season.
News of Mourinho's sacking comes less than a week before the club is due to face Manchester City in the final of the Carabao Cup on Sunday. Winning the cup, the second most-prestigious in English soccer, would be the club's first major trophy in over a decade.
Mourinho's dismissal as Tottenham boss also comes less than 24 hours after it was announced that the club is one of six English teams set to join a new breakaway European Super League alongside teams from Spain and Italy.
"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," Tottenham's chairman, Daniel Levy, said in the club's statement.
Mourinho's recent record leaves a lot to be desired
Over a sparkling career in which he has won the Champions League twice, the Premier League three times, Italy's Serie A twice, and Spain's La Liga once, Mourinho has developed a reputation as one of the greatest managers in football history.
He has managed across Europe, winning trophies in Portugal with Porto, Spain with Real Madrid, England with Chelsea and Manchester United, and Italy with Inter Milan.
In recent years, however, his record has been less than stellar, and he has been removed from his position in his previous four jobs.
During his highly-publicized spell at Manchester United between 2016 and 2018, Mourinho started strongly, winning two trophies in his opening season.
The team's performances dropped off rapidly, however, and he was dismissed in December 2018 having spent £400 million ($555 million) on players only to sit sixth in the Premier League.
He has not guided a team to a domestic league title since 2015, and hasn't won the Champions League since 2010, 11 years ago.
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