José Mourinho sacked by Spurs

José Mourinho sacked by Spurs

TIME'S UP for José Mourinho.

José Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, after a season and a half in charge, Sky Sports have confirmed.

Mourinho had been in charge of Spurs since November of 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino, signing a deal until the end of the 2023 season.

He replaced Pochettino the season after Spurs made it to the Champions League final, and has them currently sat in 7th place.

They will take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final later this week, and it remains unclear who will be in charge of Tottenham for this game and the rest of the season.

They were recently knocked out of the Europa League after a horrific loss against Dinamo Zagreb.

Spurs have since released a statement, which 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."

Former player Ryan Mason is expected to take First Team training today and a further update will follow in due course

Roy Keane defended Mourinho on Sky Sports on Sunday, after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba tore into the Portuguese manager in an interview on Friday.

Keane said: "He mentioned there he fell out with Mourinho that was obviously his big problem at the club. But even the last few months, we’re saying he’s been a big influence. I wouldn’t agree with that, I think he’s playing okay.

"He’s a good player, but I still think in some of the crunch games he’s not turned up. Leicester in the cup was a big game for them, Man City at home."

Keane has gone to bat for José on a number of occasions this season, occasionally clashing with Jamie Redknapp, who felt as though he should be doing a lot more with the squad at his disposal.