#TottenhamHotspur sacks Jose Mourinho as coach with immediate effect


Tottenham have sacked Jose Mourinho as manager after a dismal run of form.

The Portuguese, who was in charge from November 2019, leaves the club in seventh place in the Premier League.

His last game proved to be the 2-2 draw with Everton on Friday night.

Spurs are set to take on Southampton in the top flight on Wednesday evening, with their next fixture following on Sunday as they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

The news of Mourinho’s sacking comes almost exactly one month after Tottenham’s Europa League exit in the round of 16, with a 3-0 second-leg defeat by Dinamo Zagreb overriding Spurs’ 2-0 win in the first leg.

The north London club’s prospects of qualifying for next season’s Champions League took a major hit with that elimination, and with Tottenham five points behind fourth-placed West Ham with six games remaining in the Premier League this term, they face a tough task to re-enter the competition.

Mourinho took over at Spurs immediately after the announcement of predecessor Mauricio Pochettino’s departure.

Source: The Independent