Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur less than a week before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
News of the departure was broken by John Percy at the Telegraph and has now been confirmed by the club in an official statement.
It was rumoured that the 58-year-old was brought in earlier today for crunch talks with Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy.
It is understood that first-team coaches Ryan Mason and Chris Powell are in line to take charge for the remainder of the campaign.
The former Manchester United manager replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 on a 4-year-deal. Reports in Portugal suggested ‘the special one’ contract was worth around £15 million a season. The Lilywhites may have to pay Mourinho £35 million in compensation.
The breaking news comes 12 hours after the announcement that Tottenham would be participating in the controversial European Super League with the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea and other super clubs in the competition.
Also known as ‘Mou”, the now-former Spurs manager has dropped more points from winning positions this season than any other Premier League club. His relationship with a number of players has been fractious after calling them out for the performances on numerous occasions.
The North-London club have been involved in several embarrassing defeats this season, most recently the exit from the Europa League losing 3-2 on aggregate against Dinamo Zagreb.
Tottenham currently sit in seventh place in the league, five points off the Champions League after there 2-2 draw at Everton on Friday night.
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