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Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham
Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham — just days before they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. 

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss took charge at Spurs in November 2019, replacing the axed Mauricio Pochettino. 

But with the North Londoners hosting Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday and tackling City at Wembley on Sunday, the club have parted company with their head coach. 

Tottenham confirmed 58-year-old Mourinho's departure via their official Twitter account. 

They tweeted: "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."

In a short statement on the club's website, chairman Daniel Levy thanked Mourinho and his coaches for their efforts.

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." 

Tottenham have confirmed that Ryan Mason will take training today and a further update will follow in due course.

Jose Mourinho failed to get the best from his players this season
Jose Mourinho failed to get the best from his players this season

Did you know? 

Mourinho leaves Spurs with a record of 27 wins, 14 draws and 17 defeats from 58 Premier League games.

Of all managers to take charge of 10+ matches for Tottenham in the competition, only Tim Sherwood (1.91), Mauricio Pochettino (1.89), Andre Villas-Boas (1.83) and Harry Redknapp (1.74) have averaged more points per game than Mourinho (1.64).

Spurs have lost 13 games in all competitions this season — the highest number of defeats Mourinho has suffered in a single campaign during his managerial career.

A common theme throughout his tenure was Tottenham’s inability to defend a lead. Only Brighton (31) and Southampton (30) shipped more points from winning positions in the Premier League during the period Mourinho managed Spurs (27).

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