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Breaking: Jose Mourinho fired by Tottenham as head coach

Breaking: Jose Mourinho fired by Tottenham as head coach

Jose Mourinho has been sacked 18 months after appointment as Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach.

Appointed in place of Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, the experienced manager guided Spurs to a Europa League spot in his first season despite a host of injuries to key players.

However, following a bright start to this campaign and after reaching the Carabao Cup final, results have been extremely poor since the turn of the year, notably the Europa League exit against Dinamo Zagreb after going to Croatia with a 2-0 lead from the first leg.

Getting back on track with a win at Aston Villa, Spurs have only picked up two points from a possible nine in their last three league games after drawing against Newcastle United and Everton either side of their defeat at home to Manchester United.

With Tottenham now five points adrift of the Champions League places with six league games remaining, Daniel Levy has now made the huge call to part with the man he appointed just under 18 months ago.

A statement on the club website read: “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.

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. He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution”.

Meanwhile, the management also announced that Ryan Mason will take the First Team training today (Monday) and that further updates regarding the appointment of a new head coach will follow in due course.

Breaking: Jose Mourinho fired by Tottenham as head coach

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