Compiled By Markson Omagor
Tottenham have today 19th April 2021 sacked Jose Mourinho with the club on course to miss out on Champions League football this season.
Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal domestic campaign and failure in the Europa League.
The bombshell axing comes less than a week before Tottenham are set to take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
A statement from the club 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.’
Mourinho is in line for a huge pay-off in the region of £23million after his sacking.
Sportsmail exclusively revealed this month that, due to clauses linked to qualification for Europe in his contract, Mourinho would be entitled to less than the £30m figure initially touted.
It is understood that Mourinho’s basic salary stands at £10.5m, although it may be worth up to £15m with bonuses.
It has been claimed that coaches Ryan Mason and Chris Powell are set to take the reins for the rest of the season.
The club confirmed in their statement that Mason, the former Tottenham and Hull City midfielder, will take charge of first-team training today.
The search has now begun for a permanent successor to Mourinho, who came under heavy fire for limp displays this campaign, with an appointment likely this summer.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has been identified as the favourite to take over.
Tottenham have been long-term admirers of Nagelsmann, who is widely deemed as one of the most talented young coaches in world football.
It is believed that Naglesmann, 33, was under consideration for the Spurs hot seat after Pochettino’s departure in 2019, although Mourinho was later handed the job.